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Two children die as building collapses in Nigeria

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, Nigeria.

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".

Scene of the incident

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.

The agents were informed that two children, one male, and one female were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation.

Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains had been transported to the mortuary.

Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off.

Source: punchng.com

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