No fewer than two children have been confirmed dead on Sunday after a two-storey building collapsed on Adeleye Street, Lady Lark, Bariga area of Lagos State.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the development in a statement signed by its Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu, the two-storey building collapsed on the bungalow beside it and affected two rooms, leaving three other occupants injured.
He said, “The Agency activated its response to the above incident and upon arrival at the incident scene, discovered that the tank scaffolding of a two-storey building collapsed on a bungalow beside it and affected two rooms.
“Unfortunately two children died from the impact. Three adult males sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.
“The Agency’s response team alongside Lagos State Fire and LASBCA are responders at the incident scene. Rescue operation ongoing.”