Building collapse in Lagos, man trapped

A unidentified man has been trapped under the rubble of an uncompleted three-storey building, which collapsed at 12 Alasepe Street, off Community Road, Ago Palace Way, Okota in Lagos State.

“An adult male is presently trapped under the rubble and we have commenced a rescue operation,” the director-general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu said in a statement on Friday.

“Initial findings revealed that the collapsed building is a three-storey building under construction.”

Oke-Osanyintolu said the impact of the collapse has affected the adjacent structures but the resultant crowd is under control.

He further stated that once the recovery operation was completed, the remaining parts of the collapsed building will undergo controlled demolition.
Oke-Osanyintolu said, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a three-storey building approaching completion had collapsed.”

“Extrication and recovery of the trapped man are ongoing using all emergency light tools at our disposal.

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