LASEMA Reports No Fatalities in Banana Island Building Collapse


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), with the help of a high-precision 3-D Laser Imagery System, scanned the recently collapsed seven-storey banana island building and found no evidence of anyone trapped in the rubble.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Mr Gbenga Omotosho disclosed this on Thursday in a press statement .

He said the investigation into the collapsed multi-storey building was launched as a result of a directive issued by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Additionally, he noted that twenty-five people were rescued from the site and supervisors at the site conducted a roll call and confirmed that all persons were accounted for.

Of the 25 persons rescued by LASEMA, Omotosho said 16 with moderate injuries were admitted at General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island and Police Hospital Falomo for treatment and care. Nine others with minor injuries, such as bruises, were treated and discharged at the site by Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS).

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Again out of the 16 persons on admission, 11 were taken to Police Hospital Falomo. Eight of the 11 persons have been treated and discharged. Some are required to come for daily follow-up and management. Three with various injuries, including blunt traumatic chest injury, knee injuries, deep lacerations and others, are on admission.

At the General Hospital Odan, Lagos Island, there are five patients with more serious injuries.

Omotosho revealed that LASEMA has kept going with the digging at the site, following the plans for the building. The area has also been split into four sections for a meticulous search and rescue mission.

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“At the moment, search operations in quadrants 2 and 3 have been completed and the area has been leveled to the ground. Quadrants 1 and 4 are still in progress.

“Prof. Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health, toured the location and medical centres where those affected by the incident were taken for care”, he said.






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