A Seven-storey Building Collapses In Lagos, Traps Six People Under The Rubble

A seven-storey building in the Lekki area of Lagos State has collapsed, trapping about six people under the rubble.

The incident took place in the Lekki neighbourhood of Lagos State, not far from the Sand Field bus stop.

The National Emergency Management Agency’s State Territorial Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident on Sunday and noted that emergency personnel had been sent to the scene.

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

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, also commented on the collapse and revealed that the structure was still being built.

He said:

“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. The operation is ongoing. More updates to follow.”

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