Eight persons have been killed in another building collapse in Lagos on Sunday.
The 3-storey building located at 32 Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta area of Lagos collapsed at about 9:40pm on Sunday.
No fewer than 23 persons have been rescued from the debris while many are still feared trapped.
However, the search and rescue operation which began late is still on going as at the time of writing this report.
According to a female resident, name withheld, the numbers of occupants trapped in the building are yet to be known.
“Immediately the building collapsed, we began to call the emergency toll free lines 767 and 112 but they were not picking up their calls.”
It was learnt that it took the intervention of the past Managing Director, Adesina Tiamiyu who when contacted, got through to officials of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) before men and equipment were mobilised to the scene for the incident.
Confirming the incident, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, PS LASEMA said on arrival at the incident scene, an old three-storey building comprising rooms and a parlour was discovered to have collapsed.”
“Further information gathered revealed that the incident occurred at about 10.56 pm with an undetermined number of people trapped.”
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“Search and rescue operation still ongoing. However, 22 males, one female were rescued alive. Out of the victims rescued, two sustained severe injuries and have been taken to LASUTH for further treatment, while five males and three females were recovered dead.”