The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says two children died on Wednesday when a building collapsed in Lagos.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general of LASEMA, disclosed this in an interview with NAN.
Oke-Osanyintolu said the LASEMA response team (LRT) brought out the remains of the victims within two hours of a search-and-rescue operation.
He said the LRT received a distress call at 12:40pm on Wednesday about a collapsed building at 46, Gafari Balogun street, Ogudu.
“On arrival at the scene by agency responders, it was observed that a building collapsed as a result of a mud slide at the rear of the building caused by heavy rainfall,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
“We were informed that two children, one male and one female, were trapped and immediately commenced a search-and-rescue operation.
“Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains were transported to the mortuary.”
Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that an integrity test would be conducted on the rest of the building which has now been cordoned off by the Lagos state building control agency (LASBCA).
The incident on Wednesday comes after another building collapsed in Iju area of Lagos on Sunday, but no life was lost.
Collapsed buildings are sometimes linked to poor quality of construction materials and non-involvement of professionals in the building process.