2 children die as storey-building collapses in Lagos

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Two yet-to-be-identified children lost their lives on Wednesday after being trapped beneath the rubble of a storey-building which collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State.

Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour.

He stated that the victims were children, adding that their corpses had been recovered.

He said, “The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12.40 pm about the collapse of a one-storey building at the Gafari Balogun Street in Ogudu.

“On arrival at the scene, the agency’s responders observed that the building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall.

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