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Man rescued another still trapped as three-storey building collapses in Lagos


An unnamed man has been rescued in a three-storey building which collapsed on Friday at 12 Alasepe Street, off Community Road, Ago Palace Way, Okota in Lagos.

Shortly after he was rescued, the man was given a first aid treatment by medical officials present at the scene before he was taken to a hospital.

Earlier, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the rescue operation had commenced.

“Upon arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a three-storey building approaching completion had collapsed,” he said.

“An adult male is presently trapped under the rubble and we have commenced a rescue operation.”

Oke-Osanyintolu added that the remaining parts of the collapsed building would undergo a controlled demolition exercise.

“Initial findings revealed that the collapsed building is a three-storey building under construction. The impact of the collapse has affected the adjacent structures but the resultant crowd is under control.

“Extrication and recovery of the trapped man are ongoing using all emergency light tools at our disposal. Once completed, the remains of the structure will undergo a controlled demolition exercise,” he said.