Six persons have now been trapped in the rubble of a seven-storey building that collapsed near the Sand Field bus stop, Lekki, Lagos State.
Lagos State had sent emergency responder teams to begin rescue operations at the site of the incident.
The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed the building collapse on Sunday through its Lagos Territorial Coordinator, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye.
He said, “Seven-storey building collapsed at Sand field bus stop, Lekki. Six people are said to be trapped and responders on ground.”
While reacting to the incident, Mr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said that upon his arrival, he found out that the seven-storey building was under construction when it collapsed.
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He said, “No injury sustained. However, about six people are reported to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed structure.
“The agency’s heavy duty equipment excavator will be required for the rescue of the trapped victims. We have activated Lagos State Response plan. The operation is ongoing. More updates to follow.”