4 dead, 8 rescued — LASEMA reacts to Lagos building collapse

4 dead, 8 rescued — LASEMA reacts to Lagos building collapse

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has sued for calm, following the building that collapse on 62, Ondo Street, Obalende area of Lagos Island on Sunday.

EMERGENCY WORKERS AT THE SCENE OF BUILDING COLLAPSE AT OBALENDE AREA OF LAGOS STATE ON SUNDAY

Head, Public Affairs, LASEMA  Nosa Okunbor who disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen, said Eight survivors have been rescued along with four dead bodies from the rubbles in the three storey building that was undergoing construction.

According to him, “The  cause of collapse is yet to be ascertained, but efforts are presently ongoing by LASEMA and other responders towards salvaging the situation.

“As at 5:40 pm , a total of eight  people (all males) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other Stakeholders, and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA Paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General hospital.

“Four people (three males and one female) have so far been recovered dead and handed over to the agency concerned  at the incident scene. Recovery operation  is still ongoing”.

Emergency agencies, including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) the Police, Fire service and other paramilitary agencies are still clearing the rubbles.

Besides, the survivors have been taken to the hospital while those who were confirmed dead were taken to Mortuaries.

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The area has been condoned off by security operatives.

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