Four multi-story buildings collapse in Lagos

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Four persons escaped death on Thursday as four different two-storey buildings, collapsed at about 4:10p.m at Glover Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.

The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to him, it is a total of four different 2-storey buildings, all storey buildings under construction that collapsed.

“LASEMA officials have already activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building.

“In the ongoing operation at the Glover court construction site with a total of four different 2-storey buildings, all under construction and 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,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

A picture of one of the escaped workers at Glover court building collapsed receiving treatment in the Lagos Emergency Response Ambulance
A picture of one of the escaped workers at Glover court building collapsed receiving treatment in the Lagos Emergency Response Ambulance

He urged Lagos residents within the vicinity of the incident to stay calm and allow emergency responders to do their job.

Oke-Osanyintolu said that one of the rescued victims from the incident was presently receiving treatment. (NAN)


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