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)