NEMA ends rescue operation at collapsed building site

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that the rescue operations which started at the site of a collapsed three-storey building in Lagos on Thursday have ended.

NEMA’s Public Information Officer, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, made the confirmation at the site of the collapsed building at 2/4, Richard Abimbola Str., Ilasamaja, in Isolo, Lagos.

“As at now, 11:28 a.m., we have reached ground zero, and we are just waiting for our partner, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Tiamiyu Adesina, to formally declare the operation closed.

“As at now, we still have the same figure of three dead and 19 rescued alive,’’ Farinloye said.



The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the crane and other heavy-duty equipment used in the rescue operations have been removed from the site, while police personnel have taken charge.

Rescue operations commenced at the site of a three-story building which was being developed at Isolo, Lagos at about 2.45 p.m. on Thursday, following the collapse of the building which trapped many of its construction workers in its wreckage.

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