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Updated: Three Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

Building collapse
Collapsed Building in Lagos

September 23, (THEWILL) – A three-storey building has collapsed at Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The building caved in on Friday afternoon, as emergency workers begin a frantic rescue operation to save those trapped in the debris.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyinyolu, who confirmed the incident, said the collapsed structure was an adjoining building to another three-storey building.

“Two people who were trapped inside the building have been rescued and treated. However, we were informed that two female that are occupants of the building are still missing.”

He added that search and rescue operation was ongoing, as LRT, LASG fire, LNSC, LABSCA, and NPF, were all responders at the scene.

On his part, the Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, also said two people, an adult and a child, have been rescued, while emergency rescuers had intensified efforts to rescue more people alive.