No death recorded In Banana Island building collapse — LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has revealed that there were no casualties in the collapsed building at Banana Island, Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

In a statement titled, ‘Situation report on the collapsed building at 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi’ on the agency’s Facebook page on Wednesday, it partly read, “Upon the arrival of the LASEMA Response Team at the scene of the incident, a six-storey building under construction was found to have collapsed.

“Information gathered revealed that the building collapsed as a result of a truck that ran into the building.

“Fortunately, no loss of life, however, efforts are ongoing to reconstruct the building to ground zero to forestall any secondary incident. Recovery operations ongoing”

No fewer than seven persons were rescued from the rubble.

It was said that construction workers were performing their daily tasks in the building that had been under construction for months when it suddenly caved in around 4.58 pm.

However some workers at the site escaped unhurt with some sustaining varying degrees of injury, some other workers, who were unlucky, got trapped beneath the rubble of the collapsed structure.

In a bid to rescue the trapped victims, some eyewitnesses, including construction workers at the site of adjoining buildings within the premises, raised the alarm and alerted relevant emergency agencies who mobilised to the scene to commence rescue operations.

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