Two unidentified minors, on Wednesday, were killed when a building collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu in Lagos.
Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the building collapsed following a mudslide caused by a heavy rain.
The LASEMA boss, who identified the victims as children, added that their corpses had been recovered.
Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12.40 pm about the collapse of a one-storey building at the Gafari Balogun Street in Ogudu.
“On arrival at the scene, the agency’s responders observed that the building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall.
“The agents were informed that two children, one male, and one female were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation. Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains had been transported to the mortuary.
“Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off.”