TRAGEDY:2 CHILDREN DIE AS BUILDING COLLAPSES IN LAGOS.

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Two young children were on Wednesday confirmed dead and 10 others injured after a story building collapsed in Ogudu area of Lagos.

The sad incident occurred at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu, around 12:30pm.

It was gathered that the building collapsed following a mudslide which was as a result of heavy downpour.
Director General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that the two children were extricated from the rubble.

He said the mudslide hit the building from the rear, trapping the kids- a boy and a girl.


Oke-Osanyintolu also said all those who sustained injuries were treated on the spot and discharged, adding that the scene has been cordoned off.

He said: “The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12:40pm about a collapsed building at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu. On arrival at the scene by agency responders, it was observed that a building collapsed as a result of a mudslide caused by heavy rainfall.

“The agency were informed that two children, one male and one female, were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation. Unfortunately, they were found dead.”

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