10 res­cued from La­gos col­lapsed build­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

A com­bined team of se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives led by the po­lice yes­ter­day res­cued 10 people from a col­lapsed build­ing in Oworon­shoki area of La­gos State.

The two-storey build­ing at num­ber 11 Sand Beach Lane, off Longe Street, Oworon­shoki, La­gos, which was un­der con­struc­tion col­lapsed at about 11am yes­ter­day, trap­ping all those work­ing on it.

Daily Trust gath­ered that no life was lost in the in­ci­dent fol­low­ing the timely ar­rival of res­cue work­ers from both the state and federal govern­ment.

Those trapped in­clude, four un­der aged chil­dren and six adults. The un­der aged were said to have been as­sist­ing the con­struc­tion work­ers when the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

Po­lice­men con­doned off the area, pre­vent­ing hood­lums from loot­ing peo­ples’ property.

The Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA), South-West, Ibrahim Farin­loye, who con­firmed the in­ci­dent said of­fi­cials of the La­gos State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (LASEMA), po­lice­men and op­er­a­tives of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps (NSCDC) were in­volved in the res­cue oper­a­tion.

Farin­loye added that those who sus­tained mi­nor in­juries were at­tended to at Fo­labi Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Oworon­shoki, while two of the con­struc­tion work­ers who sus­tained ma­jor in­juries were rushed to Gba­gada Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

LASEMA spokesman, Ke­hinde Ade­bayo, who also con­firmed the in­ci­dent, told Daily Trust that all the ca­su­al­ties are to be treated free of charge at the in­stance of the state govern­ment.

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