People trapped after a seven-story building collapsed in Lagos.

Several persons have been trapped after a seven-storey building collapsed in Lagos on Sunday 4th of September, 2022.

The incident occurred at Oba Idowu Oniru street beside Avi Maria hospital, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident.

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He said “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, an uncompleted seven-storey building undergoing construction was found to have collapsed.

“Six people are reported to be trapped under the rubbles of the collapsed structure.

“The Agency’s heavy-duty equipment excavator will be required for the rescue of the trapped victims. We have activated Lagos State Response plan. Operation ongoing. Updates to follow.”

Lagos has recorded a high amount of building collapse in this year alone, which has lead to the loss of lives and properties.

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