Death toll in Lagos collapse building rises to four

A body found in rubble

A body found in rubble

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One more dead body was on Sunday morning recovered from the three-storey building that collapsed in the Yaba area of Lagos State, bringing the total casualty figure to four.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Zonal Coordinator South-West, National Emergency Management Agency, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.

Farinloye said that out of the two survivors of the collapsed building, only one of them was actually trapped while the second person, a teenager, escaped by a sheer luck after he complained of hunger.

He said that the building collapsed a few minutes after the teenager left the structure to go and buy food.

The NEMA Zonal Coordinator added that residents of the area mobilised resources to rescue the only survivor from the rubble.

Farinloye said that the operation has been concluded.

He said that rescue and recovery operation was carried out by NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the fire service, and the Police.

A three storey building on Saturday collapsed at No. 16, Akanbi Crescent, off Adesina Street, Harvey, Sabo, Yaba area of Lagos, trapping five persons.

-NAN

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