Christmas Day Tragedy: 2 Die In Police College Building Collapse

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos.

Two persons which include a police sergeant and yet to be identified man have reportedly died in a partial building collapse at a Police Barrack Ikeja,  at the early hours yesterday.

Confirming the incident Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA,  received a distress call today 25th December, 2016 of a collapsed building at High Way Police Barracks opposite Area F, Ikeja. According to investigation conducted by the Agency’s officials at the incident scene,  it was gathered that the toilets and stairway of wing D block collapsed at about 4.00am.

The Agency’s officials in collaboration with men of Lagos State Fire Services, Nigeria Police (highway patrol) and the National Emergency Management Agency recovered the bodies of 2 dead adult male identified as Mr danjuma and another  male yet to be identified, their bodies has since be deposited at the Mainland Hospital Mortuary Yaba.

The Commissioner of Police who was present at the scene ordered the evacuation of residents living in the affected building as well as other dilapidated buildings and the immediate demolition of the affected block.

The General Manager LASEMA Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said the Agency with other stakeholders has commence the immediate demolition of the affected building under the directive of the Commissioner of Police.

In another related development the Agency also  received a distress call of a fire incident at Nigeria Breweries  Costain, Iganmu. According to the  investigation carried out by the Agency’s ERT at the incident scene, it was revealed that the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained as the fire engulfed the pallet section of the brewery burning several numbers of pallets and  crates.

The inferno has been curtailed by the combined effort of the Agency’s ERT and the Lagos Fire Services, Julius Berger and the Nigerian Red Cross. The prompt intervention of emergency responders helped to salvaged nearby warehouses side by side with the fence and other buildings around the complex.

The Genaral Manager LASEMA Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said no casuaty was recorded in the incident but large numbers of goods were destroyed

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