Collapsed building crush mother, daughter to death in Lagos

A 30-year-old woman, Basirat and her two-year-old daughter, Bisoye died on Saturday after a building collapsed in Lagos.
Five-year-old Moyin, the eldest daughter of the deceased sustained injuries and was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) by emergency workers.

It was gathered that the building, located at 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, off Alaro in Meran, Abule Egba, caved in around 11:30am, while it rained heavily.

Operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) were said to have arrived the scene in time to rescue Moyin, who was trapped under the rubble.

It was gathered that the collapsed building was a bungalow still under construction.
The bodies were moved to the Mortuary by the State Environmental Monitoring Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

According to LASEMA, officials of Lagos State Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force (NPF), LASAMBUS, RRS and Red Cross were present at the scene of the incident.
General Manager LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu said proper investigation would be conducted on the incident by the appropriate Agencies.

He however advised owners and developers of buildings in the state to adhere to the codes and physical planning laws so as to avert unnecessary loss of lives.


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