Ten die in collapsed building in Lagos

2013-07-11 13:11
Lagos -  Ten bodies have been pulled out while scores of residents remain trapped in a three storey building that collapsed in Lagos.

It is believed more than a 100 people resided in the building that collapsed on Thursday morning in the Ebute-Meta area.

Rescue operations are currently ongoing.

Police officers from the nearby Denton Police Station and officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have arrived at scene while a vigilante group and residents of the area had already begun rescue efforts with their bare hands and any equipment they could find.

“This is sad. Just two days into the Ramadan fast and we are seeing such terrible scenes,” said Musbau Agbodimu, who lives in the area.

"More than 100 occupants, including children and women, live in the building and they are trapped crying for help. It is terrible."

The cause of the collapse had not yet been established.

- CAJ News
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