How rescuers saved woman in Lagos building collapse

Rescuers on Friday afternoon saved the life of a 30-year-old woman from the rubble of a collapsed three-storey building in Ebute-Metta.

The building located directly opposite Ebute Metta Comprehensive Health Centre on Abeokuta Street, collapsed around 1pm.

The incident occurred barely two weeks after a three-storey building collapsed on a Bungalow at Freeman Street, Lagos Island, killing a policewoman and two children.

Although no life was lost in Friday’s incident, residents believe that was because the building gave way in the afternoon when occupants had gone out.

Rescuers also dismissed speculations that people died in the collapse, insisting that so far, only the rescued woman seemed to have been in the premises.

According to the Director General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the rescued woman has been evacuated to the hospital for treatment.

He said the agency received the distress call around 1:10pm and raced to the scene immediately.

Oke-Osanyintolu said the cause of the building collapse was yet to be determined, adding that the scene had been cordoned off to prevent secondary disaster.

He said buildings adjacent to the collapsed structure were being examined for possible damages by material testing agency.

.The Nation

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