Lekki building collapse: Death toll rises to 6

Death toll in the collapsed building at Lekki in the early hours of today has risen to six as rescue operations by the National Emergency Management Agency, South West zone and  Lagos State Fire Service are still ongoing.

Another person has however, been rescued bringing the total number to seven.

Our correspondent learnt that there are still several others trapped in the building including a nursing mother. They have been putting calls across to their relatives seeking for help.

The spokesperson for NEMA, Ibrahim Faronloye, has said they would not relent in their efforts until others still trapped in the collapsed building are rescued.

A five-storey building collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, resulting in the deaths of at least four people.

As of 9am, four people have been recovered dead and six others rescued.

The spokespersons for the National Emergency Management Agency, South West zone, Ibrahim Faronloye, and the Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, said search and rescue operation is ongoing.

Credit – Punch

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