Two persons dead as two-storey building collapses in Lagos

Emergency responders have retrieved the bodies of two middle aged indivuals, a man and a woman, from the rubbles of a two-storey building that collapsed in Ebute Meta, Lagos.

 Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to reporters, said that the building with a pent house collapsed at about 0930 hours along Herbert Macaulay way, Ebute Metta.

He stated that the Lagos Building Control Agency (LASBCA) had issued evacuation notice severallly and all the original occupants had parked out.

“It was alleged that the property had been sold out about four months ago.

“Three of the occupants jumped to safety with the assistance of the residents”, said Farinloye.

He added that search and rescue operations continue.

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