A Lady and an 11-year-old girl have both died in a building that collapsed on Saturday after a section of an apartment on Abeje Street, Markaz, Agege collapsed.
The deceased residents were known as Sherifat Olalere and 35-year-old Toyin Ogundimu while one Mustapha Salaudeen was also injured.
It was gathered that the incident occurred in the morning when most of the resident was inside the building and engaging themselves in different forms of activities.
The sudden collapse of the building sent everyone into despair and in a short time, the whole community had gathered at the incident scene.
According to Punch, the affected section – makeshift structure at the back of the building – was said to have been distressed for some time.
Officials of the Lagos State Management Agency, and the state fire service and policemen who responded to a distressed call from the area, removed the two corpses and took their dead bodies to a mortuary.
The LASEMA General Manager, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said other occupants of the building had been asked to evacuate the building. He urged occupants of residential buildings in the state to be conscious of cracks on the walls and raise the alarm.
The affected building, according to him, had already been showing signs of distress and the occupants did not pay attention to it.
“The agency received a distress call via the emergency toll free number at about 10.48am concerning a building at 9 Abeje Street, Markaz, Agege. This ease up the rapid activation of the agency’s Response Team to the scene of the incident.
“Investigation carried out by the LASEMA response team at the scene of the incident revealed that a distress storeyed building suffered partial collapse at the backside.
“Unfortunately, two persons, a female adult, Toyin Ogundimu 35, and a young girl, Sherifat Olalere, 11, lost their lives to the incident and one male adult, Mustapha Salaudeen, was rescued and treated at the scene by the ambulance crew.”