A building under construction collapsed on Wednesday at Flour Mill Estate in the Magbon area of Badagry in Lagos leading to the death of not less than four people with many others still trapped under the debris.
Margaret Adeseye, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, confirmed the tragedy in a statement.
She said, “There has been a reported case of a storey building collapse at Sunny Filled, Flour Mills, Estate, Magbon, Badagry, Lagos.
“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Badagry Station, had rescued five victims from the building that is under construction, while concerted efforts are ongoing to rescue remaining trapped victims.
“The victims, who are mainly construction workers, were rescued with varying degrees of injury, but in stable condition and have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
“However, four adult males have been recovered unconscious thus far as the Nigerian Police, Morogbo Division and the Community dwellers are complimenting the efforts of the the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.”
This is happening two weeks after the Ikoyi building collapse which killed 45 people
In the update, the agency said efforts were ongoing to rescue other people trapped in the building.