Three-storey building collapses in Lagos; 2 dead

Three-Storey building collapses in Yaba

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A three-storey building still under construction at No.16 Akanbi Crescent in the Yaba area of Lagos State has collapsed.

Two persons have been confirmed dead, while two others were rescued.

Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Zonal Coordinator, Southwest, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

Farinloye said the collapsed building trapped about five workers.

“Two of them have been rescued alive, but two adult males were recovered dead.”

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“Search and rescue operations are ongoing,” Farinloye said.

However, an eyewitness said a part of the building had collapsed late last year but the construction did not stop.

Another eyewitness on Lawani Street, a street off the scene of the incident, said her car was affected last year when a section of the building collapsed.

She noted that construction continued despite the police being called in.

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