It was a sad morning when an elderly woman was discovered dead in a partial collapse of a two-storey building located at number 34 Oloto Street, Borno Way, off Freeman Street, Oyingbo, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Kehinde Adeboye, who is an eye witness confirmed the victim to be 80years of age. He further pointed out that the tragic incident occurred at the wee-hours of the morning about 7:45am on Thursday.
Sympathizers and other emergency responders raced to the scene to offer help in salvaging the situation.
Permanent Secretary, of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, confirmed the casualty, saying no record of further injury in the unfortunate incident.
However, Oke-Osanyitolu attested that the agency received a perturbing call about 8:30 am while the rescue team got to the place of the tragic incident at about 8:42 am.
In his statement, he revealed that “The Agency responded to distress calls concerning the above and upon arrival found the 2-storey building in a state of partial collapse.
“Further information gathered at the incident scene revealed that an internal suspended beam in a room collapsed at about 7:45 am due to the ageing and lack of maintenance of the structure.
“Unfortunately, an old woman died from the impact of the partial collapse.”
“The building has been cordoned off and LABCA has been contacted for further action,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.
Although, officials of the LASEMA Response Team, LRU, paramedics, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and, Lagos Ambulance Service, LASAMBUS, are on the ground to ensure safety and sanity.