A seven-storey building under construction on Banana Island, Lagos State, has collapsed, trapping several workers.
Daily Trust learnt that emergency responders have been mobilised to the scene of the building collapse.
The Lagos Territorial Head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident in a brief update Wednesday evening.
“A report of a three storey building under construction was just received at Banana Island. Workers trapped. We are mobilising to respond,” he said.
Giving an update on the building collapse, Deputy Director, Public Affairs Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mukaila Sanusi, said “an unapproved 7-floor building under construction collapsed.”
He said, “Few who sustained injuries are being treated. There is no fatality. This unfortunate incident happened while casting was being done.
“The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins was immediately on site to assess the situation and flag- off investigation.
“We ask members of the public to remain calm and expect further information from the ministry as we know more.”
The incident is the latest in the rampant cases of building collapse in the state in recent years. (DailyTrust)