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Update: Number of death from Lagos building collapse rises to 3


The number of death from the three-storey building that collapsed in Lagos Island has risen to 3 .
The building located at number 20 Freeman street in Lagos Island, collapsed within the early hours of today while the occupants were asleep.


A boy said to be about 4-years-old was the first casualty recorded within the incident. Two more bodies are recovered from the rubbles.

Lagos State Emergency Management Authority LASEMA officials say an additional three more persons have been rescued bringing the entire number of survivors to nine. The agency says efforts are still being made to seek out and rescue more survivors.

The director of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke Osanyintolu, who was at the scene of the incident, told newsmen that the building was already marked for demolition before it collapsed today.

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