Many people are feared to lose their lives as another building collapsed at Freeman Street, Lagos Island in the early hours of today.
Tweeps who stay in the area have taken to the microblogging site to give reports, noting that the incidence occurred at about 2am on Saturday. The building is also said to be a three-story building.
As seen in the videos and pictures sent, the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Lagos State Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency and other necessary authorities are on ground and working to rescue the victims.
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The agencies, however have not given an official statement on the incidence, neither is there a clear toll of rescues, deaths or casualties recorded yet, though tweeps said some recoveries are made already.
A whole building collapsed in my area at 2am this morning and the number of people who died in it was uncountable
We all haven't slept since midnight
Somewhere in Lagos island pic.twitter.com/aSQL6PMhFB
— 🅾🆂🅷🅰🅿🆁🅰🅿🆁🅰🅽🆄🆁🆂🅴💉💉😂🔥💰👑 (@oshaprapranurse) July 11, 2020
Three storey building collapsed early Saturday morning at 20 Freeman street, Lagos Island. The Lagos State emergency team are battling to rescue the victims.
LASG needs to do a thorough audit of these Lagos Island structures. pic.twitter.com/GY0jHkYgw9
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) July 11, 2020