Two children have died in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State on Wednesday after being trapped in a collapsed story building.
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The building was said to have caved in due to the heavy downpour, causing a mudslide.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said their corpses have been removed.
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“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.
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“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.
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“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.
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“Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off,” he said.