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Four persons confirmed dead as house collapses at Magodo

Scene of collapsed building in Magodo, Lagos. Photo: Kayode Jaiyeola

Afeez Hanafi

No fewer than four persons have been confirmed dead after a house built on a hill in the Magodo-Isheri area of Lagos State collapsed on Saturday.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Femi Oke-Osayintolu, who confirmed the casualty figure to our correspondent, said the tragedy struck around 8:00 a.m.

He said some injured victims trapped in the rubble had been rescued and rushed to a hospital while emergency officials were on the ground to ensure safety at the scene.

It was gathered that a rescue operation is ongoing at Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu where another incident of building collapse occurred.

Oke-Osayintolu promised to get back to our correspondent with details on the Ikorodu incident.

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