Many people are feared dead while several others are still trapped as a three storey building collapsed at about 3a.m, today, at 20 Freeman Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.
The occupants were still asleep when the incident occurred. About six people have so far been rescued and efforts are ongoing to rescue others still trapped in the building.
Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, National Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning, Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASSMBUS) and many others have arrived the scene of the incident.
Six persons have been rescued from the rubbles and are currently receiving medical attention while the body of a young boy has been recovered from the rumbles and deposited in a morgue.
“Nine to 10 people are suggested to be living in the building. Efforts are on to rescue the remaining people,” said Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye.