November 06, 2019

Update: Policeman dies as burning building collapses in Lagos

Update: Policeman dies as burning building collapses in Lagos


The six-storey building gutted by fire on Tuesday, November 5th in Lagos Island has collapsed, killing a policeman at the scene.

The six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday as firemen continued spirited efforts at extinguishing the inferno. A section of the burning building collapsed on the policeman, severely injuring him while trying to control the surging crowd.

Confirming the death of the officer, Mr Olanrewaju Elegushi, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Lagos Central Business District, said the policeman died in the hospital following injuries sustained in the building collapse.

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