JUST IN: Another building collapses in Lagos; several trapped

Four unskilled workers were killed yesterday and others were suspected to be trapped under the rubble of a storey building under construction, which collapsed in Badagry Local council of Lagos State.

The building site at Flour Mills Estate in Magbon axis of Badagry came down barely two weeks after the Ikoyi high-rise caved in, claimed over 40 lives, while 15 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident, said five victims were rescued alive from the under-construction building, while concerted efforts are ongoing to rescue remaining trapped victims.

She said the victims, which are mainly construction workers, were rescued with varying degrees of injury, but in stable condition and have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

She said: “Four adults male have been recovered (unconscious) thus far as the Nigerian Police, Morogbo Division and the Community dwellers are complementing the efforts of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.”

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