22nd May, 2022
At least two persons died on Saturday as a three-storey building at Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island, collapsed in Lagos.
The incident happened during heavy rainfall.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said many people were still trapped under the rubble.
“The Agency responded to the above incident which was already in violation of building safety protocols,” LASEMA’s Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said.
“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.”
Earlier this month, 10 people died after a three-storey building collapsed in the Ebute Meta area.
In November last year, a high-rise block of luxury flats under construction collapsed in the Ikoyi, killing at least 40 people.
In February, a building under construction collapsed in the Yaba area of the state, trapping workers.