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1 dead, others trapped in Ebute-Metta Building collapse, Lagos

1 dead, others trapped in Ebute-Metta Building collapse, Lagos

In a tragic incident on 22nd of December,2023 Friday morning, a distressing scene unfolded in the heart of Lagos as a two-floor structure suspected to be distressed collapsed in the Ebute-Metta area.

The calamity left one person dead and others trapped beneath the debris, including a baby and an adult woman.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service swiftly responded to the emergency, with Director Margaret Adeseye confirming the dire situation.

In a statement, she disclosed, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to an emergency reported at 09:00 hours to 122, Herbert Macaulay Way, Lagos Bus Stop, Ebute Meta, Lagos. A one-storey building with a penthouse has collapsed, and two adults and a baby, all females, are still trapped, with search and rescue efforts underway.”

1 dead, others trapped in Ebute-Metta Building collapse, Lagos

The gravity of the situation became apparent as the rescue team worked tirelessly to extract the victims from the rubble.

The State Emergency Response was fully activated, showcasing a coordinated effort to address the unfolding crisis.

As the day unfolds, the focus remains on the ongoing search and rescue operation, hoping for more positive outcomes amid the somber reality of the one life lost in this unfortunate event.

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