Two rescued as three-storey building collapses in Lagos

Two persons were rescued when a three-storey building collapsed Friday afternoon at Oyesonuga Street, off Oye Roundabout, along Isolo Road, Mushin in Lagos State.

Three persons are also said to be missing, according to Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Mr Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement, said search and rescue operations were ongoing at the scene where the affected structure is adjoined to a main building in need of urgent attention.

“On arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a three storey building had collapsed,” he confirmed. “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 two females that are occupant of the building are still missing. Search and Rescue operation is on going.

“There are visible cracks on the remaining standing building that needs urgent attention. Building has been cordoned off and evacuated.”