No fewer than four construction workers have reportedly died , while five others were rescued when a building under construction collapsed in the Magbon, Badagry area of Lagos state on Wednesday.
The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs Margret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident, said immediately the distress call was received, officials of the Lagos Fire and Rescue Service , Badary station, rushed to the scene.
She said, “There has been a reported case of a storey building collapse at Sunny Filled, Flour Mills, Estate, Magbon, Badagry, Lagos.
“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Badagry Station, had rescued five victims from the building that is under construction, while concerted efforts are ongoing to rescue remaining trapped victims”.
“The victims, who are mainly construction workers, were rescued with varying degrees of injury, but in stable condition and have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
“However, four adult males have been recovered unconscious thus far as the Nigerian Police, Morogbo Division and the Community dwellers are complimenting the efforts of the the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.”
It would be recalled that on November 1, a 21-story building still under construction collapsed with many workers and visitors, including the owner, trapped under it. At the last count, 44 people were said to have been killed in that tragedy, with about 15 people rescued alive.