Two people are killed and 23 are injured when a three-story building in Ebute Metta collapses.

The National Emergency Management Agency verified the recovery of two bodies and the rescue of 23 people following the collapse of the Ebute Metta three-story structure.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA’s Southwest Zonal Coordinator, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday.

According to Farinloye, the bodies retrieved were those of a mother and her child, with seven children and 16 adults among the rescued.

“Nine of the nine people who were retrieved alive have been treated and released.

“They returned to the scene, but were whisked away for proper custody while the Nigerian Red Cross arranged for psychosocial and post-traumatic counseling for them,” Farinloye added.

A three-story structure fell at 24 Ibadan Str, Herbert Macaulay Way, Onyigbo on Sunday at about 10.56 p.m., according to previous reports.

However, rescue efforts were still underway at the scene.

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