Newly- wed teenager dies in Lagos building collapse

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A 16-year-old girl, Faizan Muritala was on Tuesday confirmed dead after their residential building collapsed in Lagos.

Newly- wed teenager dies in Lagos building collapse

The incident occurred at Kuata Area by Amara Olu Street, Mechanic Village, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

The Nation gathered that their makeshift building located in a swampy area collapsed following a mudslide.

The teenager’s death occurred barely 10 days after she married her husband, Mohammed, who alongside the deceased’s mother, Hawa, narrowly escaped death.

The incident occurred less than 24 hours after a mosque situated at 3, Adepitan Street, off Ramat Crescent, Ojudu, equally collapsed, albeit partially.

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Our correspondent gathered that the heavy downpour that began on Sunday has affected many defective structures, forcing the state government to issue evacuation notices to residents.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased who was inside one of the shanties at the time of the incident, was trapped under the mud.

It was learnt that of about 30 structures in the area, only four were destroyed by the mudslide.

Residents claimed the deceased’s husband and mother were outside when the incident occurred and their screaming made other occupants to flee their shanties.

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Confirming the incident, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Michael Akindele and Southwest spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, said the state Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who visited the scene, has ordered the demolition of the other structures, insisting that the area was not habitable.

Akindele warned residents of flood prone communities to relocate to upland areas until after the heavy rains to avert loss of lives.

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