Another Building Collapses In Lagos


Another three-storey building has collapsed on Ibadan Street, in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos State.

Margaret Adeseye, Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday.

She noted that some people, who resided in the building that collapsed, had been trapped, adding that a search and rescue operation was ongoing to rescue the trapped victims.

As of the time this report was filed, our correspondent could not confirm if any death had been recorded as a result of the incident.

Adeseye said, “An alert of a collapsed three-storey building on 32 Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta, was received around 9.48pm on Sunday, with the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service already at the scene.

“A search and rescue operation is ongoing to rescue some of the trapped victims. It is a residential building that collapsed. More updates will be communicated.”

The PUNCH learnt that rescue officials from the Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Building Control Agency and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services were already at the scene of the incident.

Editor’s note: picture has only been used as illustration.

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