At a time when many Nigerians are celebrating Democracy Day, death sneaked in on two inhabitants of a house at Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin on Lagos Island.
This is as two people were killed when a building collapsed on them, Monday.
No fewer than 14 others were injured and rescued alive from the debris by emergency workers.
An eyewitness said the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m.
The eyewitness said the two dead persons, a man and a woman, whose identities could not be confirmed by the emergency workers, were pulled out of debris of the three-storey building.
He said the building, housing many occupants, was under renovation when it collapsed.
He said, “As at 1:30 p.m., all the rescue operations had been concluded. Some of those rescued alive were treated at the scene.
“Those with serious ones were taken to the General Hospital on Lagos Island.”
The eyewitness said the rescued team included men and officials from Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), the state Fire Service and the Nigerian Police Force.
The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident.
Famous-Cole, however, could not ascertain the number of dead victims at the time of filing this report.