The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday confirmed that four persons died while one was rescued in the building collapse at Oye Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, in Mushin, Lagos.
Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye who is the NEMA South West Zonal Coordinator made this known to reporters in an interview on Saturday.
He said two males and two females died, while one person was rescued in the building collapse.
Earlier, the Lagos State Government also said it would investigate the cause of the building collapse.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, while visiting the site of the three storey building, directed that the building be pulled down immediately for safety reasons and to forestall further collapse.
He also ordered the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory to unravel the cause of the collapse.
In a related development, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has finally announced some new directives which details a panel of inquiry to be set up to investigate cause of the collapse of a Four-storey building that had been under construction at Iman Street, off Aka Road Uyo last Saturday.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Ini Ememobong had also made this known in a statement which had been made available to newsmen on Sunday in Uyo.
According to Ememobong, the governor commiserated with the families of the victims of the building collapse and also ordered that state government should take over the management of the survivors.
Ememobong stated that tollowing the unfortunate incident of the collapse of a four storey building on Iman street off Aka Road in Uyo, our state capital, HE the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has expressed his deepest condolences to the families whose relatives were trapped and eventually died in the collapsed building, while wishing the survivors a quick recovery.