Four Rescued, Many Trapped As 3-Storey Building Collapse In Lagos

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A 3-Storey building, on Wednesday, collapsed at Swamps Street, up Odunfa Street, Lagos Island, Lagos state, trapping occupants.

Although four people have been rescued, by a rescue team, no deaths have been reported so far.


The General Manger, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Mr. Michael Akindele and the Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe who were at the scene confirmed the incidence.

Fadipe said, “People were reported trapped and search and rescue operations are ongoing.”

An eyewitness, Ajayi Timi, describing the incident, said, “We heard the sound of the collapsed building and I had to rush out as a licenced Red Cross officer.

“We had to mobilise so many rescue officials to come and assist. The LASEMA, State Red Cross, Area Commander of the Police and Fire Brigade, were all contacted.”

The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained.


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