Policeman killed as burning building collapses in Lagos Island

The front section of the six-storey building gutted by fire on Tuesday in Lagos Island has collapsed, killing a policeman at the scene.

Two multi-storey buildings were gutted by fire at different locations in Lagos Island, destroying goods and property worth millions of naira.

However, NAN reports that part of the six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday as firemen continued spirited efforts at extinguishing the inferno.

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Part of the burning building collapsed on the policeman, severely injuring him while trying to control the surging crowd.

Confirming the death, Mr Olanrewaju Elegushi, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Lagos Central Business District, told NAN that the policeman died in hospital following injuries sustained in the building collapse.

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