LASEMA Confirms Lagos Building Collapse

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction at Ikoyi.

 Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu the Director General (DG) in a statement said the emergency response plan has been activated and first responders deployed.

He said “The agency has activated its emergency response plan to the above incident. All first responders are en route to secure the scene while the heavy-duty equipment and life detection equipment have been dispatched,”.

According to the reports, the scores or the artisans are feared trapped in the building which caved in around 3pm along Gerrard Road, Ikoyi.

Possible cause of collapse and number of persons trapped are yet to be ascertained. The owner of the property was alleged to be among those feared trapped.

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