Many Trapped, 2 Dead as 7-Storey Building Collapses In Lekki

A seven-storey building has collapsed near the Sand Field bus stop in the Lekki neighbourhood of Lagos State, trapping no fewer than six people inside its debris.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the Lagos Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the incident on Sunday

Two out of six trapped persons in the building collapsed that occurred, have been recovered said,

“Two bodies have been located and recovered thus far, operation ongoing”

He said, “Seven-storey building collapsed at Sand field bus stop, Lekki. Six people are said to be trapped and responders on the ground.”

Also, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, noted that the seven-storey building was under construction when it caved in.

“No injury sustained. However, about six people are reported to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed structure.

“The agency’s heavy-duty equipment excavator will be required for the rescue of the trapped victims. We have activated the Lagos State Response plan. The operation is ongoing.”

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