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Update on Lagos building collapse: Death toll hits 10

08 March 2016, 20:36

Lagos - The death toll in Tuesday’s building collapse in Lagos has risen to 10.

Michael Akindele, General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed that the death toll had now risen to 10 and while those rescued so far is now 10 as at 4.00pm on Tuesday.

He said the 10 survivors had been taken away for treatment by the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) while the deceased were being packed by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) to be taken to the mortuary.

Also read: Lagos building collapse: Death toll hits 6

Akindele said rescue operation was still going on.

Three excavators are being used in the rescue operation as well as other search and rescue equipment.

Many people are still trapped in the debris.

The 5-storey building collapsed in Lekki area of Lagos in the early hours of Tuesday.

The collapsed building might not be unconnected with the heavy rainfall will lasted for hours at the early hours of Tuesday.

- News 24


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