Breaking: Another Tragedy as 7-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos, 2 Bodies Recovered, Others Trapped

Breaking: Another Tragedy as 7-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos, 2 Bodies Recovered, Others Trapped

  • Lagos state has suffered another building collapse, leaving six people trapped in the rubble
  • LASEMA disclosed that the collapsed structure was a seven-storey building still under construction
  • The cause of the collapse is yet unknown; however, emergency workers and security operatives are working to rescue the trapped victims

Lekki, Lagos - No fewer than six persons are reportedly trapped in the rubble of a seven-storey building that collapsed in Lagos.

Emergency responders had been deployed to commence rescue operations at the scene of the incident which happened at Oba Idowu Oniru Street by Ave Maria Hospital, near Sandfield Bus Stop, Lekki, The Nation reports.

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LASEMA officials at work in Lagos after building collapse. Photo credit: Lagos State Emergency Management Agency-LASEMA
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2 bodies recovered from collapsed building in Lagos

Providing update on Sunday morning, September 4, Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed that two bodies have been recovered from a building, Premium Times reports.

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“Two male commodities have been recovered under the rubble and bagged,” he said.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, said:

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

Also speaking, the permanent secretary of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said it was discovered that the seven-storey building was under construction when it caved in, Vanguard reports.

According to him, no injury was sustained. He also made mention of six people reportedly trapped under the rubble, saying rescue mission was ongoing.

Oke-Osanyintolu stated:

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

More buildings collapse in Lagos

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Despite efforts of the government to halt the tide of such disasters, buildings have been collapsing in Lagos state, destroying lives and properties.

In July, a two-storey building collapsed in the Onipanu area of Lagos state. The affected building is said to be at Oke Arin street, off Shyllon Ilupeju.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said the structure was an abandoned two-storey building that collapsed to ground zero.

In August, at least two children were killed as a two-storey building collapsed in the Bariga area of Lagos state.

The tragedy which occurred on Sunday, August 21, left some other persons injured.

LASEMA's permanent secretary, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in his report, stated that the building is located on Adeleye Street, Ladi Lak.


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