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LAGOS: Death toll in Island building collapse rises to four

THE State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has revealed that after several hours of intense overnight search and rescue operation coordinated by the Permanent Secretary ot LASEMA, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu with the combined efforts of three LASEMA Response teams from Lekki, Cappa and the Alausa Command Control Center (C3), five adult males were rescued alive and taken to nearest hospitals for further treatment from the building that collapsed on Lagos Island, yesterday.

The agency however said four male adults were recovered dead, bagged and handed over to officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) to be processed further after being deposited at the mortuary.

It stated that the remains of the self-collapsed four floor building was then taken down to ground zero by the agency with the use of its heavy duty equipment-the Excavator, thereby eliminating any further threat to lives and all other proximal properties.

It added that other primary responders present included the LASAMBUS, LASG Fire Sevice, LABCA, SEHMU, Federal Fire Service, NEMA, Red Cross, LNSC and NPF.

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