Sunday 24th September, 2017
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15 persons rescued as another building collapses in Lagos

15 persons rescued as another building collapses in Lagos

No fewer than 15 construc­tion workers were among those res­cued alive yesterday from another building collapse in Lagos.
The three-storey building at 2/4, Richard Abimbola Street, Off Limca Road, Ire-Akari Estate, Lagos, gave way at about noon on Thurs­day.
This was confirmed to the News Agen­cy of Nigeria (NAN) by Mr Ibrahim Farin­loye, the Spokesman (South-West Zone) of the National Emergen­cy Management Agency (NEMA), which is coor­dinating ongoing rescue operations at the venue of the incident.
He explained that the building under con­struction at the site sud­denly collapsed at about noon, trapping many of its construction work­ers.
The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, also told NAN that all the 15 vic­tims so far rescued from the debris were rushed to the Lagos Universi­ty Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, for treatment.
He, however, added that no death had so far been recorded and that all those rescued so far were workers at the site.
“As at 5.15 pm, rescue operations are still on­going. We have NEMA, the Lagos State Manage­ment Agency (LASE­MA), the Police, and officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, all involved in the operations,” he said.
NAN could, howev­er, not immediately as­certain the number of workers at the construc­tion site when the inci­dent happened. (NAN)

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