Building Collapse Kills Girl, Woman in Lagos


A collapsed storey building on Abeje Street, Markaz, Agege claimed the lives of an 11-year-old girl and a woman on Saturday

The deceased residents were identified as Sherifat Olalere and 35-year-old  Toyin Ogundimu while one Mustapha Salaudeen was injured.

Punch learnt that the incident happened around 10am when many residents were around.

The affected section – makeshift structure at the back of the building was said to have been distressed for some time.

Officials of the Lagos State Management Agency, and the state fire service and policemen who responded to a distressed call from the area, removed the two corpses and deposited them in a mortuary.

The LASEMA General Manager, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said other occupants of the building had been evacuated.

He urged occupants of residential buildings in the state to be conscious of cracks on the walls and raise the alarm.

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