Many Feared Dead, Five Injured as Another Building Collapses in Lagos

Several persons have been feared dead and five others rescued when a building under construction collapsed in the Badagry area of Lagos State Nigeria on Wednesday.

The Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, disclosed that “the victims which are mainly construction workers are however rescued with varying degrees of injury but in stable condition and have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment,”

“However, 4 (four) adults male have been recovered (unconscious) thus far as the Nigerian Police, Morogbo Division, and the community dwellers are complementing the efforts of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.”

In the update, the agency said efforts were ongoing to rescue other people trapped in the building

Wednesday’s incident comes two weeks after a 21-storey structure collapsed in the Ikoyi area of the state. Over 40 persons died in the incident with several others injured.

The development elicited reactions from many quarters with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State admitting that “mistakes were made from all angles”.

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