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The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said eight people died in a collapsed building in Lagos on Sunday.

He made the confirmation as the LASEMA Response Team tried to clear the debris of the building.

He said that the uncompleted building, at 60, Odo Street, Obalende, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, partially collapsed and injured 15 people.

“Immediately we received a distress call at about 4:30p.m. on the incident, we activated our emergency response team and all responders headed for the scene.

“Rescue operation is still ongoing while initial findings are as follows: 10 casualties treated with minor injuries, five severely injured persons exhumed from the remains and transferred to hospital,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu said that seven fatalities were discovered, six male and one female.

The body of another male victim was discovered about 8:14 p.m., bringing the total number of fatalities to seven. 

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