Video: Many feared dead as another building collapses in Oke Arin, Lagos
Barely a week after Nigerians received the sad news of Ita-Faji building collapse that claimed 20 lives, reports reaching TVCONTINENTAL is that another building has collapsed in Oke Arin area of Lagos.
The building located at 57, Egerton Square, Oke Arin, Lagos Island, is reported to be a three-storeyed building.
According to a report by The Punch, officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) were demolishing another house beside the building when the incident happened.
Many people are believed to be trapped under the debris that has resulted from the collapse.
A video posted online showed an injured victim being carried away from the scene of the collapse by people in the community.
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Punch has updated that four persons have been rescued and taken to hospital, according to the Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musbau.
“Information from our men on the ground at the scene showed that it was a partial collapse. They have removed four persons trapped in the building. They were all rescued alive.
“They have been taken to the hospital for treatment as I speak,” he added.