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Lagos Island Building Collapse Death Toll Reaches 14

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The number of casualties at the three-storey residential building that collapsed at Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island has reached fourteen.

This followed efforts of the operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) who paintakingly took away rubbles covering victims.

On Thursday the lifeless body of a middle-aged man was discovered buried
underneath the rubble on the ground floor.

Speaking to newsmen the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Tiamiyu Adesina, said operations have been concluded.                    

He said the operation was wrapped up after the last body was brought out by 3a.m., adding that the machines reached ground zero and so rescue work was called off.

Some heavy duty vehicles have been mobilised to the site to clear out the remaining debris, thus signaling the final stage of rescue work.

The families of the survivors Thursday besieged the hospital, demanding that treatment given to their loved ones free of charge.

Most of them were asked to pay so that treatment would be continued, despite Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s promise that there would be free medical treatment for the survivors.  

However, some individuals and organisations have kicked off a donation campaign to make some of the essentials needed by the survivors available, reports say.

Asides the ongoing call for voluntary blood donation, organisations like Health Hub Africa in conjunction with Heal for Africa Initiative, have called for wheel chairs, walking frames, crutches and underlays.

Other essentials include detergents, cotton wool, neck collars, child and adult diapers, ng tubes, canulas, paediatric saline, blood bags, blood giving sets, blankets, oropharyngeal airway and crepe bandages, amongst several others

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