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Many Trapped As Building Collapses In Lagos Island

Breaking: 15 Persons rescued as death toll in collapsed Lagos building rises to 8

Almost 15 hours after a four storey building collpased in Lagos Island, the death toll in Tuesday’s collapsed building has been revealed to be at eight, with 15 others rescued so far.

The four-storey building had collapsed at Massey Street on Lagos Island on Tuesday around 2:30pm with many people trapped in the building and as at Tuesday evening, two dead bodies were evacuated from the building while 14 others were rescued alive.

But overnight and around 11.00am on Wednesday, six more dead bodies were recovered, making it six people who have died so far.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA and other emergency responders are still on site trying to see if more people were still trapped.

An 11-year old boy was brought out alive from the ruins of the building around 4.00am on Wednesday, PM News rfeports..

General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu confirmed that eight dead bodies had been evacuated from the building while 15 people had so far been rescued as at Wednesday morning.

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