9 individuals have been protected / rescued from a sinking constructing within the Maryland space of Lagos on Monday, the Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) stated.
The Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the group Ibrahim Farinloye affirmed the development in a proclamation to Channels Tv.
What NEMA are saying
“NEMA obtained a distressed alert on a sinking storey constructing the place 9 persons are stated to be trapped. The constructing is positioned at 47 Akinwunmi avenue, Akinwunmi North, Property Mende, Maryland, Ikeja.”
“All 9 trapped girls have been efficiently rescued,” he added.
The NEMA official cited one of many saved individuals distinguished as Ms Blessing to have stated the impacted are typically ladies.
Farinloye added that, “the owner of the constructing had used a ladder to flee however NEMA questioned him for failure to contact emergency responders as a substitute of one of many trapped sufferer’s workplace contacting the company”.
He stated: “The owner simply returned to the scene and he has been handed over to the Police for leaving the susceptible girls. About 35 buildings on Akinwumi Property, 31 buildings on Arowojobe Property, and Ebun Otti Property are severely impacted”.
Totally different workplaces who had been on the bottom incorporate the Lagos State Emergency Administration Company (LASEMA); the State Hearth Service, and Police Catastrophe Administration Unit.
The early morning precipitation, which went on round 4 hours, brought on floods in quite a few Lagos individuals group.