Six Trapped as Seven-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos

At least six persons have been trapped in the rubble of a seven-storey building under construction that collapsed  on Oba Idowu Oniru Street, Lagos.

Emergency responders have reached the scene of the incident to commence rescue operations. The location is close to the Sand field bus stop, in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident on Sunday.

He said,”Seven-storey building collapsed at Sand field bus stop, Lekki. Six people are said to be trapped and responders on ground.”

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu stated that the incident happened in the early hours of Sunday.

He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, an uncompleted Seven-storey building undergoing construction was found to have collapsed. No injury sustained however about six people are reported to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed structure.”

“The agency’s heavy duty equipment excavator will be required for the rescue of the trapped victims. We have activated Lagos State Response plan Operation ongoing.”

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