Farinloye said in Lagos on Wednesday that 15 people had so far been rescued. He said that the incident happened at Tokunbo, off Odunfa Road, Carrena/Martins Street, Lagos Island.
According to him, another 11-year-old boy was pulled out of the debris alive at about 4.00 a.m on Wednesday. He said that an 11-year-old boy, who had his two legs chopped off, was also rescued alive on Tuesday.
The spokesman said that the rescue team comprising Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit, the police, Lagos State Ambulance Service and the Lagos State Fire Service were still working at the scene.
Also, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, the LASEMA General Manager, also said that the rescue operation was ongoing. Tiamiyu said that erection of a telecommunication mast very close to the building contributed to the collapse.
“Heavy duty equipment is searching through the rubbles,” Tiamiyu said. He said that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Red Cross were also involved in the rescue operation.
A woman and her daughter died on Saturday when a building collapsed at Abule-Egba, a Lagos suburb.
The LASEMA spokesman, Mr Adebayo Kehinde, said that a five-year-old girl was rescued alive from the Saturday’s incident and was immediately taken to the General Hospital, Ikeja, by the State Ambulance Service.
He said that the building collapsed at No. 7, Saidu Okeleji St., off Alaro Street, Meiran in Abule-Egba on Lagos-Sango-Abeokuta Expressway. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>