Two children die as fence collapses in Lagos

Two children, Gbolahan and Olayinka Atolagbe, have been killed when a fence of a neighbouring building collapsed on their house in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred during a downpour on Saturday on Alao Street, Isawo, in the Ikorodu Local Government Area of the state.

The bodies of the two children ywere recovered after hours of being trapped in debris amidst rescue efforts by residents.

The spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, South-West, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident in a statement.

When contacted, an official of the Lagos State Fire Service also confirmed the incident but said she couldn’t give more details as she was yet to receive a comprehensive report on the rescue operations.

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