Newly constructed building collapses in Lagos, seven rescued

Seven persons have been rescued from a two-storey building that collapsed at 12 Cameroun Street off Ewenla in the Mushin area of Lagos State on Wednesday, July 3.

A statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Permanent Secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the rescue team discovered upon arrival that the building in question was newly constructed.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu, the seven rescued persons – three females and four males – have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment as of the time of this report.

The agency also confirmed searching the rubble, reiterating that there was no victim trapped underneath the collapsed building.

It added that the area had been cordoned off and that operations were still ongoing in the area.

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