Nigeria: Nigeria witnessed unusual incidents on Friday, September 23, 2022, in which four were killed after a residential building get collapsed, and fourteen are expected to die after the boat capsized.
In the incident of the building collapse in Lagos, which is known as Nigeria’s economic hub, at least four people have killed. The news was confirmed by the National Emergency Management Agency on Friday, September 23 2022.
Ibrahim Farinloye, coordinator of the NEMA, while giving information regarding the incident, stated that there was a three-storey building collapsed in the Mushin areas of Lagos.
Further, the authorities have also deployed rescuers at the sot who found four bodies from the ruins. They also rescued one person who had been headed to the local hospital for specific treatment.
However, the reason behind the collapse has not been mentioned, and the search and rescue operations have been concluded as rescuers have reached ground zero.
Cases of building collapse are not uncommon in Nigeria, and local experts blame them on ageing structures, non-compliance with building planning and regulations, and the use of substandard materials during construction.In another incident, at least 14 people were under a death threat after the boat capsized in the central Benue State of Nigeria, as per the incident confirmed by the authorities.
“At least 14 people are feared dead after a boat capsized in Nigeria’s central Benue State,” authorities said Friday.
The boat carrying passengers returning from the market in Fada village in the Guma local government area, capsized in the Benue River, said the chairman of Guma local government Michael Uba, according to media reports.
The authorities confirmed that around fourteen bodies were found during search and rescue efforts and 26 people were rescued.
Efforts are underway to find missing passengers, according to Uba, who said authorities are concerned that the death toll will increase.
In Nigeria, there are occasional boat disasters on rivers during the rainy season.