One dies, Five Injured In Lagos Collapsed Mosque

One person has been confirmed dead and five others injured after a mosque in Papa Ajao axis of Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State collapsed on Muslims while praying.

The deceased was said to be an 11-year-old girl who was around the mosque when it collapsed during the afternoon prayer session.

The development was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Femi Osanyintolu, and the Lagos Police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Sunday to newsmen amid search and rescue in operations at the scene.


Oke-Osanyintolu, who led the rescue operation, said that the mosque located on Yusuf Street, off Ladipo Road, Papa Ajao, collapsed while the Muslims were having their prayer.

The Permanent Secretary made it known that rescue operations were taking place under his supervision, basically to ensure that no one is left under the rubbles.