Breaking: Many trapped, one dead as three storey-building collapses in Lagos


Scene of the collapsed building

Many people are currently trapped as a three storey-building collapsed on Lagos Island, Lagos during heavy downpour.

The building, located at Number 4 Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island, caved in on Saturday.

Agency responders said two people had been rescued alive while one dead body had been evacuated, with many people still trapped.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu told PM NEWS that the Agency responded to the incident which was already in violation of building safety protocols.

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“It was discovered that the building had been captured by the LASBCA District Office and served with all Statutory Notices, Sealed at District and Central Enforcement Level.

“Further investigation determined that the developer had continued clandestine operations mostly at night and at the weekends.

“An unconfirmed number of people are still trapped inside the building. Two people have been rescued alive while another was recovered dead. Search and Rescue operations ongoing. Further updates to follow,” he said.

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