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Death toll in Lagos collapsed building rises to four

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Rescue workers Sunday morning found one more dead body at the site of the three-storey building that collapsed in the Yaba area of Lagos.

Ibrahim Farinloye, Zonal Coordinator South-West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed that casualty figures now stand at four.

Mr Farinloye said that out of the two survivors of the collapsed building, only one of them was actually trapped while the second person, a teenager, escaped by sheer luck after he complained of hunger.

He said that the building collapsed a few minutes after the teenager left the structure to go and buy food.

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The NEMA zonal coordinator added that residents of the area mobilised resources to rescue the only survivor from the rubble.

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Mr Farinloye said that the operation has been concluded.

He said that rescue and recovery operation was carried out by NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the fire service and the Police.

A three storey building on Saturday collapsed at No. 16, Akanbi Crescent, off Adesina Street, Harvey, Sabo, Yaba area of Lagos, trapping five persons.

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