Lagos: 16 people get injury, one person die as building collapse

Lagos: 16 people get injury, one person die as building collapse

Three-storeyed building wey still dey under construction for Richard Abimbola Street, Ilasamaja, Lagos State, don collapse, with different poeple wey don trap under the building and one other person don die.

The gbege happen around 2 o’clock for afternoon.

One of the victims, one bricklayer, Ope Falola, wey get small injury talk say na the back of the building em dey when the building start to collapse.

He say,

“My phone battery was flat and I was trying to look for where to charge it. I was walking along the back of the building when it suddenly collapsed. Three of my friends were also trapped and sustained injuries.”

Another worker, Tosin Olaniyi, said,

“I was working on the fence of the building with three others. I just heard a bang and the building came down on us. There was no sign that the building was distressed.”

The LASEMA General Manager, Tiamiyu, talk say 16 people wey dey work ontop the building na dem get injury and dem don carry dem go hospital.

He say,

“A number of labourers were doing their various works at different areas. Sixteen of them have been rescued and some are being treated by the agency’s medical team and Lagos State Ambulance Service, while some had been rushed to hospitals.

“Extraction of trapped victims is ongoing and one mortality has been recorded at the moment (10pm on Thursday).”

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