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BREAKING: Many trapped as two-storey building collapses in Lagos

A two-storey building on Friday evening collapsed at Glover Court, Ikoyi in Lagos, where several construction workers were being trapped in the ugly incident.

Eyewitness account disclosed that the incident occurred at around 4:10 pm.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) while reacting to the incident through a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, Nosa Okunbor noted that all efforts are being exerted to save the remaining trapped victim from the collapsed building.

LASEMA, the Agency saddled with emergency response in Lagos, has activated the State’s Emergency Response Plans in an ongoing operation is still exerting all necessary efforts to excavate the site in order to save the remaining trapped victim from the building that collapsed this afternoon at about 4.10pm.

“In the ongoing operation at the Glover court construction site which houses a total of four different 2-storey buildings, all under construction of the five people trapped in the collapsed building at the time of collapse, the only construction worker reportedly still trapped under rubbles of the collapsed building is 24 year old Yomi, as all other workers have been accounted for” Okunbor said.

He, however, enjoined Lagosians within the vicinity of the incident to stay calm and allow emergency responders to do their job.

Nosa said that Emergency responders present at the scene include LASEMA, LASG FIRE LASAMBUS and LASBCA.

Meanwhile, number of casualities could not be ascertained at press time.

 

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