The bodies of a mother and her 29-year old son identified as David alongside four others were, Monday, recovered from the debris of the crumbled building at 24 Ibadan Street, Oyingbo area of Lagos.
The six victims included three females while 23 people including seven children were rescued and given first aid treatment.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, told newsmen that the rescued people are seven children and 16 adults.
He added that nine of those rescued alive have been treated and discharged. “They were taken away for proper custody while psycho-social and trauma counselling are being arranged for them by the Nigeria Red Cross operations are ongoing.”
This comes as officers from the Lagos State Buildings Control Agency (LABSCA) evacuated occupants of another three-storey building at 100 Lagos Street in the same Oyingbo.
The building, which has been Monday sealed off, is about 200 metres away from the current scene, has been said to show signs of distress with part throwing pebbles and falling off.
“The building had also been marked as distressed. But the occupants were deviant,” Farinloye stated.
Picture of the building before the collapsed at Ibadan street Ebute metta