Another tragedy has occurred in the highbrow Lekki area of Lagos State as a five-storey building under construction has collapsed, leaving four people dead and many still trapped inside.
Eyewitnesses say the building which was nearing completion, collapsed after the heavy downpour in the city this morning at about 8am. The dead and the trapped are said to be construction workers who had resumed early for the day’s job.
The collapsed building is said to be at the Chisco bus stop opposite Oando Gas station along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
At the time of this report, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the Lagos State Fire Service are on ground helping in the rescue operation. The Director of the State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, has confirmed the incident though he is silent on the figure of the death, just as a number of injured people have been rescued so far.