UPDATED: 5 Feared Dead, Many Trapped In 21-Storey Building Collapse In Lagos


    Many workers are feared trapped in a 21-storey building under construction which collapsed on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday.

    A report by NAN stated that a witness, who is also a worker on site, said that five dead bodies were seen at the top of the rubbles of the collapsed building.

    He added that two persons had so far been rescued alive.

    NAN also saw two bodies being removed from the rubbles shortly before emergency responders, comprising Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Agency and Lagos Building Control Agency arrived at the building site.

    As of 4.50 p.m., no official rescue operation had begun.

    NAN reports that angry youths and some of the workers were seen doing the little they could.

    Excavators from the relevant agencies were still been awaited as at 5.45 p.m. while crowd control remained a challenge at the scene.


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