A bricklayer and a five-year-old girl who was fast asleep both lost their lives when a three-storey building located at No 9 Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin, in Idumota, which was undergoing renovation, collapsed.
Reports say a six-month-old baby and 13 other victims of the incident suffered severe injuries following the collapse of the building, which according to officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Fire Service, LASBCA, had been sealed thrice.
According to officials of the Nigerian Red Cross officials led by Adeshile Aderibigbe, the five-year-old girl identified as Faridah Ajitayo and the bricklayer, Baba Ibeji, who got the contract to renovate the building could not escape the unfortunate collapse of the building.
However, Aderibigbe said a six-month-old baby, her mother and 12 others escaped death but suffered severe injuries. “The injuries were on different parts of their bodies,” he said.
Moments after the building collapse officials of the State Emergency Response Team and other responders which includes the Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Fire Service, LASBCA, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), were sighted removing the deceased and injured victims from the rubbles of the building.
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