3 dead, 19 injured in Lagos building collapse (PHOTOS)

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Three people died on Thursday, May 18 when a three-storey building under construction at 6, Richard Abimbola Street, Ilasa area of Lagos collapsed in Lagos.

According to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials, the building caved in at around 2p.m., trapping several workers.

Nineteen people – all of them injured – were rescued from the structure. One of the victims had his leg chopped off.

“Three persons were recovered dead and were taken to Lagos Mainland Mortuary Yaba,” the general manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu, told newsmen.

He said the injured were taken to Isolo General Hospital.

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