Thursday, July 11, 2013

10 people confirmed dead as 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

A 3-storey building located at Oloto street in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos collapsed in the early hours of this morning as residents slept. Ten dead bodies have so far been pulled out of the rubble while 7 people, including two children have been rescued alive. Many people are said to be trapped under the rubble as rescue efforts from the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other agencies continue...

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

My God! Please save Nigeria. Lagos is TOO crowded! therez just no space between the buildings in pic numba 2...They rush to construct a building and this is the result. its just sad. God help us!

Anonymous said...

some of these buildings are older than my grandpa. I pray that those still trapped be rescued alive in jesus name. Amen

Ng said...

may God hav mercy,must we manage everytin in dis nija

ade baptista said...

Tank u 4 d gift of lyf...I was dere yrstdae

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Buildings falling always...quack builders using insufficient materials needed.

Anonymous said...

Dis is just sad,the govt shd do smthg abt all these old house abeg

Anonymous said...

handwork of quakes in the building industry

Nelly said...

May d soul of d deceased RIP, it's quite unfortunate

Anonymous said...

bad building materials, may d lost souls Rip,,,,,oh God, pls help us.

Debby Akinola said...

Oh Lord have mercy....

Anonymous said...

The engineers,contrators nd d owners of dat buildin shud be arrested by d govt, see hw dey murdered innocent souls. May their soul rest in peace, Amen!

Anonymous said...

Its well!linda post my comment,abi do I nid 2 pay b4 u post

Chris Okafor said...

May their souls find rest in the Lord.


OLUSOLA OSO said...

Tragic news but not surprising,whoever is familiar with Ebute Metta will be amazed and disgusted by the high number of creaking buildings and dilapidated structures there. I stayed there for 3 years,may the soul of the dead people rest in peace. Olusola Oso. http://www.olusolaoso.blogspot.com/

clare balogun said...

Lord have mercy

Anonymous said...

na wa ooooooooooo

Anonymous said...

tins are hapenin

Anonymous said...

God ve Mercy! Eko oni Baje!!!
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harry rockfellaz said...

it shall be well

Anonymous said...

Pity, #RIP# dis is very sad ,d buildings r actually old sha.

Anonymous said...

it shall be well

Fabian said...

A pathetic story, may their souls rest in peace.

harry rockfellaz said...

it shall be well

soladunn said...

Oh dear God!!!

Oby Azike said...

So sad- RIP

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harry rockfellaz said...

it shall be well

Anonymous said...

May d souls of d departed RIP.(Amen).God pls save ur children who trust in You.

Anonymous said...

Pls God let dem be safe.

Anonymous said...

Heyyy! So sad. God have mercy ooooo

Shepherd said...

Tragic! Putting up structures without taking precautionary measures is pretty bad...incidents like this can happen almost anywhere,actually!

Anonymous said...

i live in ebute metta........chineke merem ebere

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy! Dear its not all about quack builders but our system doesn't have maintenance culture. Most buildings are too old, and the owners will paint it to look new intead of rehabilitating. May God help us.

lasisi baatunde said...

lagos and building colapse sha naa wa ooo,may Allah help us .. Eko oni baje oo!

Bako said...

Not again. As expected again, history have repeated itself in a wrong way. What a sad event. Hope their will be serious legislation to avoid future occurance.
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Ayibu Makolo said...

Very sad!!!



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Anonymous said...

heeeeey God help us oo

Jay Ricki said...

The rate @ which building fall/collapse in Lagos state can't be overemphasised @all, the mortality rate is on the increasing side, n the buildings that are been constructed are not strong enough. Low quality materials n management is being used.
May the soul of the deceased rest in peace.

adeniyi opemipo said...

why is there so much brutality and carelessness in this country?

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Anonymous said...

Linda na wah oo sometin wey don. Happen since morning you just dey report am now! The story is stale mama but all d same you dey try sha.

Anonymous said...

Lord please have mercy on those trapped, let they be recued alive

Anonymous said...

Tank 4 ur lyf

Anonymous said...

My granddfather's friend built a hse also in This area in 1921 and d building Is still There till today,anytime There Is a crack its patched.

Anonymous said...

May God help us all

Bola Olagunju said...

There should be agencies in place to check the status of buildings regularly...this thing has happened too many times

Crux! said...

@crux737••• May God protect us all, to all the lost soul RIP *sad*

Anonymous said...

May dose who lost deir life R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Everyday comes with negative news,can some1 tell me Y?

Anonymous said...

Those old ones dont even collapse, but new ones .cos of the lease agreement s. Families gives them short periods so they invest small amount on the big houses

Anonymous said...

OMG may God have mercy nd d soul of d deceased RIP.so sad

nikky hope said...

May God save α̩̩̩̩̥п̥̥̲̣̣̣̥ƌ­­̲̣̣̣̥ deliever us...Amen

Anonymous said...

Your spelling is bad, it's called 'quack' and not quakes. You can thank me later

Anonymous said...

Unqualified building contractors, inferior materials, bad workmanship and failure to follow the specifications are the main causes of building collapse in this country. May God help us.
100+ women already treated with our FIBROID flusher

Anonymous said...

End time!

Olamide Olamide said...

save us in lagos dear God...this is getting too much

Anonymous said...

My dear I'm sorry to say dis but its not so much of unqalified contractors but cheap as home owners. I presently reted a 3 bedroom, they claim to have finishe work, now ill have to redo for my own safety. They use more of sand dan cement, weak blocks dat I can crush with my baree fit. Meanwhile land lord de there de save him money. They high brick layers as engineers

Anonymous said...

Not again *can't watch* May dier souls rip.

Anonymous said...

You need to go back to school even if you have a degree. Your English is poor. Spellings as well

Anonymous said...

Regulations on building and constructiom quality in the country is poor. Thats the reason occurences lke this happen more frequently in underdeveloped countries

Anonymous said...

I actually live in the said build 6yrs ago before we relocate to apapa,is so said when I heard the news I was shocked beceause some of my childhood friends still live in that build.

Dolly said...

'Thank God' una mean

Diamond said...

House collapsing always in this Lagos. Why is people perishing horribly like this?.God have mercy on us.

Anonymous said...

May their soul rest in perfect peace

abex said...

never put blame on the builders or d constructer of d hous. Just beleave dat what God have destinied no one can stop or change it What we will be doing is to b praying 2 our same God to not let us to be among the victhim

Anonymous said...

Let government do somethin abt all dis old houses

Anonymous said...

I totally concur.

Anonymous said...

Yoruba!!!!! Typing as he/she speaks. I cringe

Anonymous said...

"Why is people perishing"???? Seriously you don't have to comment if you can't spell. Don't irritate our eyes with bad spellings. SMH @ Yoruba people

Anonymous said...

Yoruba!!!!! Typing as he/she speaks. I cringe

Anonymous said...

I totally concur.

Anonymous said...

That area is swampy nd wasn't well sand filled before construction. So painful