Four dead, eight injured as building collapses in Obalende Lagos


Four yet -to -be – identified persons lost their lives on Sunday when a three -storey building collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos Island , Lagos State .

It was gathered that eight other persons were injured .

The General Manager , Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Olufemi Oke -Osanyintolu , confirmed the incident .

He noted that the affected three – storey building located at 62 , Odo Street , Obalende , Lagos Island , was under construction when it collapsed .

He said , “Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three – storey building under construction was discovered to have self -collapsed .
The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained , but efforts are presently ongoing by LASEMA and other responders towards salvaging the situation.
“As of 05 : 40 pm , a total of eight people ( all males ) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders , and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General Hospital .
“Four persons ( three males and one female) have so far been recovered dead and handed over to SEHMU at the incident scene.”
He added that the recovery operation is still ongoing .

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