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Another building collapses in Lagos …3 die

Posted by By CHRISTOPHER OJI and MATHEW DIKE on 2008/05/27 | Views: 938 |

Another building collapses in Lagos …3 die


At least three persons feared dead and several others still trapped in the wreckage of a building that collapsed on Sunday at Iba new town in Lagos. Also, about six people rescued from the rubbles of the collapsed building are still critically ill in an undisclosed hospital.

At least three persons feared dead and several others still trapped in the wreckage of a building that collapsed on Sunday at Iba new town in Lagos. Also, about six people rescued from the rubbles of the collapsed building are still critically ill in an undisclosed hospital.

A police source which confirmed one person dead said that four persons had been rescued from the rubbles wreckage by men of Lagos Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA).
An eyewitness account said the building had been in bad shape and that the landlord had given quit notice to the tenants and warned them to leave the house but when the landlord left, the tenant who had no other place to go returned to the building.

An eyewitness who gave her name as Ngozi told Daily Sun that she visited her friend, Joy and that Joy said that they should stay outside the house because the inside was hot.
“As we were relaxing outside, we heard a loud noise and we saw the building crashing down.”

Ngozi who could not say how many people live in the building said: “I cannot say how many people were in the house when the building collapsed, but all I know is that many people live in there. But my friend’s husband and the children were still in the church so, they were not inside. I can’t say whether after the quit notice, all the tenants returned there.”

An official of the state fire service told Daily Sun that the agency rescued five persons including a six-year-old baby. He blamed the slow rescue efforts on lack of equipment.
When contacted for comment, the state police spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said he was yet to be briefed on the collapse building.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.