Lagos collapse building: Victims make frantic calls to loved ones under rubble
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Lagos collapse building: Victims make frantic calls to loved ones under rubble

Mojeed Oladipupo



Some victims trapped in a collapsed building in Ita Faji, Lagos Island have been making frantic calls to their loved ones that they are still alive.

This has created tension at the scene of the incident as boys in the are complaining that the rescue team is slow in helping those alive under the building out.

As at the time of filing this report, the crane brought to Massey Street by the rescue team has not been put into use.

About twenty-four people have been rescued from the rubble so far; mostly children.

The children, most of which are pupils of Onah Nursery and Primary school located on the top floor of the building, were rescued by officials from emergency rescue agencies and residents of the area, as hundreds swarmed the site.

Meanwhile, nine persons have been confirmed dead as officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Police, Army and National Security and Civil Defence Force (NSCDC)  continue with rescue operations.

Findings further revealed that the collapsed structure is said to be about 30 years old.

It is one of those which had since been marked by the Federal Government for demolition in the densely populated area.

It, however, collapse around 10 am on Wednesday, raising fears for the lives of the hundreds of inhabitants.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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