Three persons were on Wednesday night killed, and many others injured, when a building at 16, Alli Street, Tinubu, Lagos Island, collapsed.
According to eyewitnesses, the building collapsed on a bungalow beside it at 10:30pm, and two persons were brought out dead in the early hours of yesterday.
A source said that the remains of the third casualty were picked up later in the day by members of the Lagos State Collapsed Buildings Rescue Team, while the injured persons were reportedly rushed to the Emergency Unit of the Lagos Island General Hospital, where some of them were still receiving treatment.
At the scene of the collapse yesterday, Rescue Team and Civil Defence team were seen trying to recover more bodies believed to be trapped in the debris. The Lagos State Hospital Emergency teams were also present.
One of the residents who escaped the collapse, Bisiriyu Oluwaseun Anotu, a 500 Level Business Administration student of the Lagos State University, Ikoyi Campus lived on an apartment on the last floor of the building. He said “I rushed down only to see what used to be our home in shambles.
“Although we were served notice to vacate the building in August by the Lagos State Government on the ground that the building was not save for habitation, most of us stayed because we had nowhere else to go to, moreover our rent was still running.”