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Mudslide Kills Four, Including Children In Lagos
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Saturday, confirmed that four people
aged between 10 and 23 were killed after a mudslide hit their home in the Isheri, Magodo Area of Lagos State.
The spokesman of NEMA for the South west, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident, said the tragedy was caused by mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside River Ogun.
The affected building, a bungalow located at Orisha Street, Isheri Magodo, caved in during a heavy downpour.
The four dead were said to be siblings from the same parents who upon hearing the news collapsed and had o be rushed to a nearby hospital.
“Four persons were recovered dead”, according to Farinloye, who added that “the cause of the collapse was the heavy rainfall”.
He said that the “Mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside River Ogun hit the three bedroom flat, unfortunately the room where the deceased were recovered was the one hit by the mudslides”.
The NEMA spokesman further noted that another mudslide fell a one room building in the area but that no one was trapped there.