A two-storey building under construction has collapsed in the highbrow Ikoyi area of Lagos state.
An eye witness told Channels Television that the building which is along Glover road caved in the evening of Friday, November 1, adding that rescue efforts are still being awaited.
Some Nigerians around the area are using the social media to call for rescue operations, as several people are reported to still be trapped in the rubble of the building.
The eyewitness said the voices of those trapped can be heard from beneath the rubble, even as other workers in the area are said to be making efforts to help their colleagues.
A statement from the director-general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Osanyintolu, confirmed the collapse.
“A building collapsed in the afternoon at 4.10 pm today, Friday, November 1, 2019, at Glover Court Ikoyi. It is a two storey building under construction.
“LASEMA already activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building,” he said in a short statement.
A statement by the spoksman of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, indicates that total of four out of the five trapped construction workers in the building has been rescued.
“The only construction worker reportedly still trapped under rubbles of the collapsed building is 24 year old Yomi, as all other workers have been accounted for.
“Lagosians within vicinity of the incident have been enjoined to stay calm and allow emergency responders do their job.
“Emergency responders present at the scene include LASEMA, LASG FIRE LASAMBUS and LASBCA,” Okunbor said.
Recall that on Sunday, October 27, a two-storey building collapsed at Butcher Street, Terminus Market in Jos North local government area of Plateau state.
DSP Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau state police command, said no was life lost in the incident.
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