Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Update on collapsed building: Prompt response led to rescuing of 14 victims - LASEMA

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Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, General Manager LASEMA said that the prompt response by its agency helped in the rescuing of fourteen trapped victim in the collapsed building at No 9 Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin, Idumota, Lagos Island.

He said that his agency had a distress call via the toll free number 767/112 on Monday 29th of May, 2017 at around 7:00am on a collapsed 3 storey building on the Island. That, he said prompted the activation of the Agency's Emergency Response Team immediately and other responders as well, including…

Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Building Control Agency, National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to the scene of the incident.

LASEMA, according to him immediately mobilized all concerned stakeholders to the scene and successfully rescued fourteen victims with various levels of injuries. Those injured were immediately moved by the LASAMBUS and LRU Ambulance to Mainland Hospital for further treatment, while two other bodies were recovered dead from the debris and were handed over to the family for burial.

Tiamiyu however, said that preliminary investigation carried out revealed that illegal activities of repairs was ongoing, sands and concrete blocks were seen on upper deck of the building as well as scaffolding around it which meant to say that construction was going on the building already occupied by people.

He further said that proper investigation would be undertaken by the relevant government agencies in order to determine the actual cause that resulted to the building collapse.

Tiamiyu however, advised owners and developers of buildings in the state to always adhere to the building codes and physical planning laws of the Lagos state in order to avert unnecessary loss of lives.

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