At least one person trapped in the rubble of a storey building that collapsed at Glover Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State, has been brought out dead, while four others have been taken to the hospital.
The building, owned by Oak Homes limited, a real estate firm based in Lagos, collapsed in the evening hours while workers were labouring for their daily pay.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the state’s ambulance and fire services responded to the distress call and rescued four workers alive.
This came seven days after a two-storey building on Rufai Street, Ojuelegba, collapsed and injured four persons.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said emergency response plan was swiftly activated following the distress call.
He said three of the injured persons had been treated and discharged while the fourth injured victim was on admission at a hospital.