By Emmanuel Adeleke
Many persons were trapped after a three-storey building collapsed on Friday at Oye Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, in Mushin area of Lagos State.
The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said two persons were rescued from the collapsed building, noting that search and rescue operations is still ongoing.
“A 3-Storey building has collapsed at Oye Sonuga Street, opposite Oye Roundabout, Isolo Road, Mushin. An adult and a child have been rescued alive and search and rescue operation ongoing,” he said
Also, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyinyolu, who confirmed the development, said two female occupants were still missing.
“On arrival of LRT at the scene, it was discovered that a three-storey building had collapsed.
“Further investigation revealed that the collapsed building was an adjoining building to another three-storey building.
“Two people who were trapped inside the building have been rescued and treated. However, we were informed that two females that are occupants of the building are still missing.
“The search and rescue operation is ongoing; LRT, LASG fire, LNSC, LABSCA, and NPF are all responders at the scene.
“However, there are visible cracks on the remaining standing building that needs urgent attention. The building has been cordoned off and evacuated. The operation is ongoing,” he said.