A mother and three of her children on Saturday lost their lives after a house built on a hill collapsed in Otun Araromi area of Isheri – Magodo-Isheri, Lagos State.
IVOTES gathered that they were buried in the rubble of the ill-fated building and suffocated to death before they could they he rescued.
The tragic incident was confirmed by the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osayintolu.
He said the incident occurred on Saturday morning, adding that the bodies of trapped persons have been recovered.
According to him, efforts are ongoing to find more people believed to be trapped in the rubble while relevant agencies are working to ascertain the cause of the collapse.I
In another development a building also collapsed midday in Ita-Elewa Ikorodu area of the state .
Immediate cause of the collapse was attributed to the heavy downpour of of rain yesterday in the state.
Further investigations revealed that aside the heavy downpour, the obviously old building constructed with mud bricks, had been seriously distressed over time with visible cracks on it’s other yet-to-collapse sides.
Parts of the old storey building which collapsed at Rademo Street, behind recreation center, Ita Elewa Ikorodu, has so far not recorded any loss of life, nor injuries as time of filling this report.
In order to avert danger to adjoining buildings and other people living in the neighborhood LASEMA has recommended that the building be pulled down down, with the debris removed and the property forfeited to the Lagos State Government as stipulated by law.
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