Three dead as mosque collapses in Lagos

Three dead as mosque collapses in Lagos

Three people have died and seven others were injured when a mosque collapsed in the Papa Ajao area of Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria.

The Permanent Secretary of Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Femi Osanyintolu said “the mosque collapsed while prayer was ongoing”.

“Following an extensive exercise, the final casualty report on the above incident is that three fatalities and seven casualties varying in severity. The affected buildings have been leveled to ground zero,” he said.

Photos and videos of the incident on social media captured the mosque in rubbles with residents of the area milling around trying to help with rescue efforts.

The incident adds to the long list of building collapses in Nigeria’s commercial capital.

Experts have blamed the use of substandard materials, and incompetence among others for the continued cases of building collapse.

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