(Updated) 2 dead, others injured as Lagos police college building collapses

Ebun Francis

In what is turning out to be sad Christmas day in Lagos,  two police officers are confirmed dead  and many others trapped after a building collapsed in Police College, Ikeja, ‘Area F’  Lagos State in the early hours of Sunday.

According to officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, rescue operations were ongoing at the scene of the tragedy.

Dolapo Badmos, the spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command later confirmed the incident, but clarified that it was a staircase that collapsed, and not  the entire building.

Meanwhile,Residents of two other residential blocks at the Lagos Police barracks, Ikeja, have been ordered to quit  the buildings. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, gave the order while monitoring the demolition of a collapsed building in the barracks. The other two blocks to be vacated, located adjacent the collapsed W block building, are blocks V and U.

 

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