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Elderly Woman Dies in Building Collapse in Lagos (Video)

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Elderly Woman Dies in Building Collapse in Lagos (Video)

Elderly Woman Dies in Building Collapse in Lagos (Video)

Elderly Woman Dies in Building Collapse in Lagos (Video)

A tragic incident occurred in Lagos today as an elderly woman lost her life when a two-storey building partially collapsed on Oloto Street, Borno Way, off Freeman Street, Oyingbo.

The collapse happened around 7:45 am on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Emergency responders, including the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), quickly arrived at the scene to assist.

Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, confirmed the casualty, noting that no other injuries were reported. Investigations revealed that a suspended beam within a room collapsed due to structural aging and lack of maintenance. The distress calls were received at about 8:30 am, and the rescue team arrived at 8:42 am.

“The Agency responded to distress calls concerning the above and, upon arrival, discovered a storey building in a state of partial collapse. Further information gathered at the incident scene revealed that an internal suspended beam in a room collapsed at about 7:45 am due to the ageing and lack of maintenance of the structure. Unfortunately, an old woman died from the impact of the partial collapse.”

Various emergency teams are on-site, including the LASEMA Response Team, LRU, paramedics, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos Ambulance Service, and LASAMBUS, working to ensure safety. The building has been cordoned off, and LABCA has been contacted for further action, as stated by Oke-Osanyintolu.

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