3 Storey Building Collapses, One Trapped – Lagos

A man has been trapped in an uncompleted three-storey building which collapsed at around Ago Palace way, Lagos State.

According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, he disclosed that rescue team are already making effort to evacuate the yet to be identified man from the collapsed building.

Dr Oke added that the impact of the collapsed structure which is said to be under construction before the incident has affected other adjacent structures around the scene of the incident, adding that once the recovery operation was completed, the remaining parts of the collapsed building would undergo a controlled demolition exercise.

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He said, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a three-storey building approaching completion had collapsed. An adult male is presently trapped under the rubble and we have commenced a rescue operation.”

“Initial findings revealed that the collapsed building is a three-storey building under construction. The impact of the collapse has affected the adjacent structures but the resultant crowd is under control.

“Extrication and recovery of the trapped man are ongoing using all emergency light tools at our disposal. Once completed, the remains of the structure will undergo a controlled demolition exercise.”

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