Two bodies have been pulled out from the rubble of the seven-story building that collapsed in Lagos. The building collapsed on Sunday morning in Lekki, Lagos.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said rescue operations are ongoing in the area.
Six people are suspected to still be trapped in the rubble.
Permanent Secretary (PS), LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu Director-General Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke – Osanyintolu disclosed this in a statement.
It reads: “Situation report on the collapsed building at Oba Idowu Oniru Street beside Ave Maria Hospital.
“The agency responded to a distress call at the above-mentioned location and activated its response plan. Upon arrival at the scene, an uncompleted seven-story building undergoing construction was found to have collapsed.
“Six people are reported to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed structure. Two bodies have been located and recovered thus far. Operation is ongoing.”
Oke-Osanyintolu and Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye assured us that search and rescue operations are still ongoing to rescue more victims from the scene of the building collapse.