10 rescued from Lagos collapsed building
A combined team of security operatives led by the police yesterday rescued 10 people from a collapsed building in Oworonshoki area of Lagos State.
The two-storey building at number 11 Sand Beach Lane, off Longe Street, Oworonshoki, Lagos, which was under construction collapsed at about 11am yesterday, trapping all those working on it.
Daily Trust gathered that no life was lost in the incident following the timely arrival of rescue workers from both the state and federal government.
Those trapped include, four under aged children and six adults. The under aged were said to have been assisting the construction workers when the incident occurred.
Policemen condoned off the area, preventing hoodlums from looting peoples’ property.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South-West, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident said officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), policemen and operatives of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were involved in the rescue operation.
Farinloye added that those who sustained minor injuries were attended to at Folabi Medical Centre, Oworonshoki, while two of the construction workers who sustained major injuries were rushed to Gbagada General Hospital.
LASEMA spokesman, Kehinde Adebayo, who also confirmed the incident, told Daily Trust that all the casualties are to be treated free of charge at the instance of the state government.