Three people was said to have been trapped in a collapsed building at the Agindigbi area of Lagos on Tuesday.

The Lagos state emergency management agency (LASEMA), who received a distress call through its emergency toll-free line 112/767 at about 10.54 am came to the rescue and was able to save two people while the third victim died.

“Three persons were discovered trapped under the mud,” it said.

“The agency’s ERT were able to rescue two people (a male and a female) while one adult female lost her life and the dead was recovered by the agency’s emergency response team.

“The agency’s ERT and men of the Nigerian police from Alausa Division, RRS and the Nigerian security and civil defence LASAMBUS, NEMA, were on ground for the recovery operation.”

Michael Akindele, general manager of LASEMA, complained about the illegal shanties around Kuata Area in Agidingbi, Ikeja. He said that the area is not meant to be lived in because of its topography and buffer zone.