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Seven-story Building Collapses In Lekki

Seven-storey Building Collapses In Lekki
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A seven-story building has collapsed in the Lekki area of Lagos State, where no fewer than six people were trapped in the rubble.

According to the report, the incident occurred at Oba Idowu Oniru Street, Lekki, close to the Sand field bus stop in the Lekki area of the state.

Emergency responders had been deployed to commence rescue operations at the scene of the incident.

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The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident on Sunday.

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

In his reaction to the incident, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said that upon arrival, it was discovered that the seven-story building was under construction when it caved in.

He said, “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. More updates to follow.”

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