Five days after the collapse of a three-storey building at Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island, which reportedly killed 20 people, four persons were yesterday rescued from another building collapse in the same axis. The affected building was also a three-storey building located at Oke Arin.
The incident occurred at about 3:45 pm. while officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) were demolishing the building. The victims who sustained injuries were, however, rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Speaking on the collapse, director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musbau, stated that the four rescued were occupants of the building. He said: “Information from our men on the ground at the scene showed that it was a partial collapse. They have removed four persons trapped in the building. They were all rescued alive.”
Also, in a statement, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) noted that the building had been marked by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition. Read more