NewsNine Rescued As Building Sinks In Lagos

Nine Rescued As Building Sinks In Lagos

September 12, (THEWILL) – Emergency responders have rescued nine persons from a sinking building, in the Maryland area of Lagos.
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Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.

He said, “NEMA received a distressed alert on a sinking storey building, where nine people are said to be trapped.

“The building is located at 47 Akinwunmi street, North Estate, Mende, Maryland, Ikeja. All nine trapped ladies have been successfully rescued.”


The agency said one of the rescued victims, Ms Blessing, said the affected are mostly ladies.

Farinloye explained that “the landlord of the building had used a ladder to escape, but NEMA questioned him for failure to contact emergency responders instead of one of the trapped victim’s office contacting the agency.”

He said, “The landlord just returned to the scene and he has been handed over to the Police for leaving the vulnerable ladies. About 35 buildings on Akinwumi Estate, 31 buildings on Arowojobe Estate, and Ebun Otti Estate are seriously impacted.”

Other agencies, that were on the ground include the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA); the State Fire Service, and Police Disaster Management Unit.

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