Two children killed as another building collapses in Lagos

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Two children killed as another building collapses in Lagos

Two children were killed as a two-storey building collapsed in the Bariga area of Lagos state on Sunday.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the building is located on Adeleye Street, Ladi Lak.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA permanent secretary, confirmed the death of the children, adding that some adults sustained injuries in the incident.

He said the persons injured in the building collapse have been taken to hospitals for treatment.

The LASEMA permanent secretary said a rescue operation is currently ongoing at the site.

“The Agency activated its response to the above incident and upon arrival at the incident scene, discovered that the tank scaffolding of a two-story building collapsed on a bungalow beside it and affected two rooms,” he said.

“Unfortunately two children died from the impact. Three adult males sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.

“The Agency’s response team alongside Lagos State Fire and LASBCA are responders at the incident scene. Rescue operation ongoing.”

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