2nd May, 2022
By Fabian Ekeruche/Lagos
The death toll from the collapsed three-storey building at Ebute Meta, Lagos has risen to five, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials said.
An old three-storey building collapsed at 24 Ibadan Street, Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute Meta, on Sunday night at about 9.30 p.m.
The Zonal Coordinator Southwest, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said in Lagos that the deceased included three males and two females.
A mother and child were among the dead.
The number of rescued occupants remained 23, while four people remain to be accounted for.
Rescue operations are ongoing at the site of the incident in search of the remaining occupants of the building.