Four dead, six injured as another building collapses in Badagry


Scene of Badagry building collapse

By Raji Rasak

Four people have died while six others were injured when a building under construction collapsed on Wednesday at Flourmill Estate, Magbon, near Badagry, Lagos State.

A witness, Oluwagbenga Ogundele said that the building collapsed on the nine construction workers on-site around 3 p.m.

Ogundele, who works as a security guard near the site, added that residents were alerted to the scene by a visitor to the site.

“The visitor was not in the building when it collapse, it was him that called for assistance while policemen from Area ‘K’ came to rescue them.

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“We were able to rescue five alive because they were calling for help, while four of them gave up the ghost.

“Police, Fire Brigade and our intervention saved those that survived,” the witness told NAN.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, South-West Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident, saying that four dead bodies had been deposited at Badagry General Hospital mortuary.

Officials of the Lagos State Building Agency (LABCA) have sealed up the premises of the collapsed building.


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