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7-Storey Building Collapse In Lekki, Lagos, 6 Persons Trapped

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Six people have reportedly been trapped under the rubble of a seven-storey building that collapsed close to Sand Field Bus Stop, in the Lekki area of Lagos State.⁣lekki

The building, located on Oba Idowu Oniru Street, was said to be under construction before it came down early Sunday morning.⁣ Emergency responders had been deployed to the scene of the incident as efforts were underway to rescue the trapped victims.⁣ Reacting to the development, the Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident on Sunday.⁣
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He said, “Seven-storey building collapsed at Sand field bus stop, Lekki. Six people are said to be trapped and responders on ground.”⁣ In his own reaction, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said that upon arrival, it was discovered that the collapsed building was still under construction.⁣
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He said, “No injury sustained. However, about six people are reported to be trapped under the rubble 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. The operation is ongoing.

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