Mother, child recovered dead from collapsed Lagos building


A mother and her child have been recovered dead from the rubble of the collapsed three-storey building in Lagos, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

Acting Southwest Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye said they were recovered at the wee hours of Monday, adding that a total of 23 persons have so far been rescued.

The building located at 32, Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta, a densely populated neighbourhood, caved in around 9:48pm.

Among those rescued were seven children and 16 adults with nine of them already discharged after first aid treatment.

According to Farinloye, the discharged nine returned to the scene but were taken away by emergency workers for proper custody.

He said psychosocial and trauma counselling were being arranged for them by the Nigerian Red Cross.

At the time of this report, search and rescue operations were still ongoing as more people were feared trapped underneath the rubble.

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