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Construction workers are feared trapped as an eight-storey building collapsed inside the exclusive Banana Island in Lagos State.
The building, which reportedly belonged to Joe Faraday, was undergoing construction work at the time of the incident.
According to sources, concreting was being carried out on the sixth floor when the collapse occurred.
It remains unclear what triggered the collapse, but the impact was severe, leaving workers trapped inside the debris.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) issued a terse statement confirming the incident and stating that their officials are mobilizing a response team to rescue the trapped victims.
The exact number of workers trapped inside the building is yet to be determined, and rescue efforts are underway.
Banana Island, located in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, is a high-end residential and commercial development known for its luxury properties and high-profile residents.
The collapse of the building has sent shockwaves through the community, with concerns about the safety of other buildings in the area.
NEMA, as well as other relevant agencies and stakeholders, are working tirelessly to coordinate the rescue operation.
Euipment and rescue teams have been deployed to the site, and efforts are being made to carefully remove the debris and locate and extract the trapped workers.
The incident has raised questions about the adherence to construction standards and safety regulations in the area, and investigations are expected to be carried out to determine the cause of the collapse.
In the meantime, authorities are urging caution in the vicinity of the collapsed building and advising residents to stay away from the area to allow the rescue operation to proceed unhindered.
The collapse of the eight-storey building in Banana Island has sent shockwaves through Lagos, and the fate of the trapped workers remains uncertain as rescue efforts continue.
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