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Nine Trapped As One Storey Building Sinks In Lagos

Nine persons are currently trapped in a one Storey building said to be sinking in Maryland area of Lagos.

According to the The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the house is located at 47 Akinwunmi Street, Akinwunmi North Estate Mende, Maryland, Ikeja.

NEMA’s Public Relations Officer in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the agency received a distressed alert about a sinking Storey building where mine people are said to be trapped.

He said the torrential rainfall of Monday morning which lasted for about four hours flooded many communities in Lagos.

“NEMA advance team close observations called for more reinforcement of personnel. One of the trapped victims, Ms Blessing disclosed that they are up to none people mostly women that are trapped.”

“The landlord of the building had use ladder to escape but NEMA questioned him for failure to contact emergency responders but someone from one of the trapped victim’s office contacted NEMA. The Agencies now are LASEMA, State Fire Service and Police Disaster Management Unit. Rescue activities have commence.”

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