5 dead, 23 rescued, many still trapped after three-storey building collapsed in Ebute Metta
The death toll in the Ebute Metta building collapse has increased to 5, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials say.
The three-storey building collapsed on Sunday night, May 1, on Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos.
The deceased persons include three males and two females.
23 people have been rescued so far from the rubbles and many are still trapped.
Dauda Alli, one of the survivors, confirmed that the building was already distressed before its eventual collapse.
Rescue operations are ongoing at the site of the incident in search of four of the remaining occupants of the building.
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