Hope James


Two children have died in a building that collapsed on Sunday, in Adeleye Street, Lady Lark, Bariga area of Lagos.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the development, adding that three adults were left with various degrees of injuries.

LASEMA Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a situation report made available to journalists, said the agency has activated all its response plans.

The statement reads in part: “Collapsed building at Adeleye Street Ladylak, Bariga.

“The Agency activated its response to the above incident and upon arrival at the incident scene, discovered that the tank scaffolding of a two-story building collapsed on a bungalow beside it and affected two rooms.

“Unfortunately two children died from the impact. Three adult males sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.

“The Agency’s response team alongside Lagos State Fire and LASBCA are responders at the incident scene. Rescue operation ongoing,” he said.