Four persons have been confirmed dead after a house built on a hill collapsed on another in the Otun Araromi area of Isheri – Magodo Lagos.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osayintolu, confirmed the incident. He said the incident occurred on Saturday morning, adding that the bodies recovered include a mother and her three children.
According to him, efforts are ongoing to find more people believed to be trapped in the rubble while relevant agencies are working to ascertain the cause of the collapse.
The building situated at 48 Arisha Water front Otun Araromi Street, Magodo Phase 1, collapsed on another building killing a family of four.
Oke-Osanyintolu told News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Saturday that the incident occurred on Saturday morning, adding that the bodies of trapped persons have been recovered.
According to him, on arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the building suddenly collapsed from the top of the hill on another building down the street.
“The collapsed building claimed four lives of a family namely: Jumiah Utache (Wife), nine-year-old, Domino Utache, two-years old boy and Daniel Utache, a-year-old boy.
“The bodies of the deceased are bagged by Tiger team and have been handed over to the family members, together with that of one Faith Emmanuel (Wife’s sister).
“However, the husband, Mr. Emmanuel Utache, sustained different degrees of injuries and had been treated while rescue operation was concluded,” Oke-Osanyintolu said. He said relevant agencies are working to ascertain the cause of the collapse.