- A seven-storey building on Wednesday, April 12, collapsed in the Banana Island area of Lagos state
- Reports indicate that the concreting was ongoing on one of the floors when the structure caved in on Wednesday evening and Legit.ng understands that some workers are currently trapped under the rubble
- Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Lagos state confirmed the sad incident in a terse statement
An emerging report by The Nation has it that an undisclosed number of construction workers have been reportedly trapped under the rubble of a seven-storey building that collapsed at First Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi area of Lagos.
The building, according to sources, is Joe Faraday’s site, with ongoing construction, works inside it.
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The sad incident happened on Wednesday, April 12th, around past 3: 00pmm, The PUNCH report noted.
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A source said while it is unsure what triggered the collapse, concreting was ongoing on the sixth floor before the collapse, Vanguard report added.
A terse statement by NEMA said workers are trapped in the building and its officials are mobilising the response team to rescue the trapped victims.
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Ikharo Attah, the senior special assistant to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, confirmed the incident took place at about 2:41 pm on Thursday, February 2.
Attah who spoke on the matter said that many people were still feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed building in Gwarimpa.
List of buildings that collapsed in Lagos state under Governor Sanwo-Olu
Governor Babatunde Sanwo Olu is currently suffering a decline in the physical planning and urban development ministry.
Several buildings have collapsed within the past few months which has claimed over 80 lives in the state.
Parts of the state like Lekki, Ikoyi, Yaba, Ebutte-Metta and Bariga have all suffered tragic losses from collapsed buildings.