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Boy dies in Lagos building collapse, six others injured

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A three-storey building which collapsed Saturday morning at Freeman Street, Lagos Island has killed a child while about six other persons rescued from the rubble are receiving treatment at the hospital.

According to the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, body of the boy has been deposited at the morgue.

“The Agency responded to emergency calls on the collapsed building at Freeman Street, in the Lagos Island area of Lagos State. Upon arrival at the incident scene at 4am, a three-storey building was discovered to have totally collapsed on people asleep inside. Six victims have been extricated from the rubble alive while a single male child was recovered dead.” Osanyintolu said.

Residents of the area claimed that the building caved in at about 4.05 am while occupants were still asleep.

They said the building was said to have suffered total collapse leaving its occupants trapped as they were fast asleep due.

Meanwhile search and rescue operation continue at the scene, by the joint rescue team of the Lagos State government

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ALERT: Panic buying in Lagos as fear of petrol pump price hike grips residents

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Lagosians this morning embarked on panic fuel buying as petrol stations across the metropolis become crowded with vehicles and people who want to buy the product in jerrycans.

This may not be unconnected with the Tuesday’s announcement by the the downstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, which fixed the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, at N138.62 per litre

When asked why the panic buying, some motorists who spoke with GidiNews blamed on it on the inconsistency of the government over the fixing of petroleum pump price in recent time.

“We are not sure what could come up next and so, one has to prepare well for every eventuality that may occur. I am a businessman and I cannot afford to look on, while my investments are always affected by unpredictable government policies. I need to fill my tank, at least for the rest of the week and that is why I am here” A motorist told our correspondent in Ogba Ikeja.

A filling station along College Road, Ogba

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Dopemu accident claims three

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Three people have died in a road accident along Iyana Dopemu road, Lagos.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management, the incident happened a few minutes to 7 am.

The report stated that the accident occurred when an SUV rammed into a moving trailer.

“An accident (has) just (been) reported involving an SUV that rammed into a moving trailer on the fast lane shortly before Cement bus stop inward Iyana Dopemu with three casualties.

“LASAMBUS has been contacted as well as a tow truck for evacuation. Officers are on the ground controlling traffic.” according to LASTMA

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HEALTH

BREAKING: Churches, Mosques to re-open August 7

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The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed that religious centres can re-open for service from August 7, 2020.

The Governor also increases public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people.

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