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PHOTONEWS: Lagos Building Collapse.

15 Jul

Rivers of Hope

PREMIUM TIMES REPORT:
NEMA said seven bodies were recovered while LASEMA said four were recovered.

The collapsed three storey building at Oloto Street has been levelled by a back hoe, but federal and state emergency rescue agencies are still disputing casualty figures at the scene.

The building, located inside a crowded neighbourhood at Ebute Meta, caved in at about 2.35 a.m. Thursday.

Minutes after the collapse, both the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, mobilized to the site.

“We moved in swiftly, promptly, and effectively,” said Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA’s General Manager.

However, the disparity in the casualty figures released by NEMA and LASEMA highlights the chasm in the operations of both agencies.

While NEMA said that seven people, including two children aged 2 and 4, were rescued from the rubble, as well as seven dead…

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