Two children have died after they were trapped under the rubble of a storey-building which collapsed in Lagos State.
The incident occurred on Wednesday 17th of June in Gafari Balogun area, Ogudu, Lagos State.
According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour.
Olufemi said that the children were found dead in the mud and have been taken to the mortuary.
“The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12.40 pm about the collapse of a one-storey building at the Gafari Balogun Street in Ogudu.
On arrival at the scene, the agency’s responders observed that the building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall.
The agents 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 had been transported to the mortuary.
Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off.” Olufemi said.