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Mother, son dead, 23 rescued in Ebute Metta building rubble



Two bodies have been recovered and 23 people rescued from the rubble of the collapsed 3-storey building in Ebute Meta, Lagos..

The Zonal Coordinator Southwest, of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed this on Monday in Lagos.

Farinloye said the recovered bodies were those of a mother and her child, while the rescued people included seven children and 16 adults.

“Nine of those rescued alive have been treated and discharged.

“They returned to the scene, but have been taken away for proper custody while psycho-social and post-trauma counselling are being arranged for them by the Nigerian Red Cross,” Farinloye said.

A three-Storey building collapsed at 24 Ibadan Str, Herbert Macaulay Way, Oyingbo on Sunday at about 21.30 p.m.

Rescue operations were still ongoing at the site.

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