The 21-Story Building Collapse in Ikoyi Area of Lagos

The 21-story building has collapsed in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

According to reports, the structure collapsed on Monday afternoon at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu when reached by newsmen said that the office was on top of the incident. He affirmed that the said structure was 21-story.

He was unable to affirm whether individuals were caught in the structure or not at the time of filing this report, however, eyewitnesses confirmed that as at 2:25 pm on Monday, November 1, there was an unusual shaking which later led to the collapse. They also said that at least three people were trapped inside and about six have been rescued with the help of the Lagos State Police and Lagos State Emergency Service, LASEMA.

Osanyintolu said the office had actuated its crisis reaction department to the location of the incident.

“All first responders are en-route to secure the scene while the heavy-duty equipment and life detection equipment have been dispatched,” he said.

He promised to give more details later.

The Lagos State Government through the ‘Lagos State Building Control Agency’ LASBCA, has over time stated the need for developers and real estate agencies to build quality and durable properties and operate within the agency’s control in all ramifications to avoid such unfortunate occurrences.

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