Updated: More casualties as another building collapses in Lagos

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The casualty figures after a three-storey building collapsed in Lagos state on Sunday has increased.
Six persons have now died and five others are severely injured.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident said the affected three-storey building located at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island, was under construction when it collapsed.  

“Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three-storey building under construction was discovered to have self-collapsed.

“As of 05:40pm, a total of eight people (all males) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General Hospital”

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