Workers trapped as building collapses in Lagos | Dailytrust

Workers trapped as building collapses in Lagos

Three persons working in a construction site were trapped under the debris of a two-storey building that collapsed in Ikorodu area of Lagos Monday night.
Two others have were rescued, while effort is still ongoing to rescue those trapped under the rubble.
The house, which was under construction, collapsed Monday night at Haruna bus stop, Ikorodu.
The Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident, said rescuers from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Police and Fire Service are  searching for the trapped people.
“A two story building  collapsed at Ikorodu Haruna b/stop around access bank Ikorodu,” he said.

“Immediately the incident occurred, the local residents within the area mobilised themselves to carry out initial rescue activities.

“Though, fire service and Police responded but unable to do much due to unavailability of equipment to lift the rumble on the suspected location of the trapped victims.

“It was reported that it was an abandoned building that the owners had asked the occupants to leave but those there are said to be staying there without the consent of the owner.”

The two injured, a male and a female, are currently receiving treatment at Ikorodu General Hospital.

Rescue Operation to recover the trapped victims was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.



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