One dead, others recused as another building collapses in Lagos

One person has been confirmed dead after a building collapsed on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, on Saturday.

It was learnt that the building collapsed after heavy rainfall at Freeman Road, Lagos Island.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Agency confirmed the collapse in a preliminary report titled, ‘Situation report on collapsed four-floor building at 4 Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island on Saturday, 21st May, 2022’.

The report read, “The Agency responded to the above incident, which was already in violation of building safety protocols.

Two more persons have been rescued alive in a three-story building that collapsed on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, on Saturday.

The latest figure brought to three the number of persons rescued alive from the debris.

The building, still under construction, caved in during a heavy downpour.

Rescue operators on the ground include those of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Fire service.

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