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BREAKING: Many Trapped As Seven-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

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No fewer than six persons have been trapped under the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building on Oba Idowu Oniru Street in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

 

TRIXX NG learnt that the seven-storey building was still under construction when it collapsed in the early hours of Sunday, September 4, 2022,

 

Emergency responders had been deployed to commence rescue operations at the scene of the incident.

 

The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident on Sunday.

 

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

 

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in his reaction to the incident, said that upon arrival, it was discovered that the seven-storey building was under construction when it caved in.

 

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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