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Ikoyi Building Collapse, With Many Trapped

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Ikoyi Building Collapse

Many artisans were on Friday evening feared trapped after a building under construction collapsed around Glover Court, Lagos.

It was gathered that the two-storey building caved in at 4. 10pm during the decking of the second floor.

Although the cause of the collapse was yet to be ascertained, sources said it could be as a result of substandard materials.

Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu said the number of persons trapped was yet to be ascertained.

“LASEMA has already activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building.

Lagosians within the vicinity of the incident have been enjoined to stay calm and allow emergency responders to do their job.

“We are yet to know the number of persons trapped but I can tell you it was an uncompleted building and workers were on site,” he said.

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