The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed the death of seven people after a building in collapsed in Lagos on Sunday.
Oke-Osanyintolu made the confirmation as the LASEMA Response Team tried to clear the debris of the building.
“Immediately we received a distress call at about 4:30p.m. on the incident, we activated our emergency response team and all responders headed for the scene.
He said that the uncompleted building, at 60, Odo Street, Obalende, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, partially collapsed and injured 15 people.
“Rescue operation is still ongoing while initial findings are as follows: 10 casualties treated with minor injuries, five severely injured persons exhumed from the remains and transferred to hospital,” he said.
The body of another male victim was discovered about 8:14 p.m., bringing the total number of fatalities to seven.
Oke-Osanyintolu said that seven fatalities were discovered, six male and one female.