Three killed in Lagos Island building collapse

Lagos Island building collapse -

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says three persons, including a male child, have died in a building collapse in Lagos Island on Saturday, while nine people were rescued.

The building which collapsed around 3 a.m. left occupants injured.

Acting coordinator of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the collapsed structure was a three storey building located at No. 20 Freeman street, Lagos Island.

According to him, the affected building had 10 occupants, part of which was a family that newly moved into the apartment.

“The affected families just newly moved into the building as the previous occupants had moved out with the excuses that renovation would be carried out. But it was alleged that the developer brought in these affected population while renovation works are still ongoing,” he said.

“The situation report indicates that one child died amongst the first six persons rescued earlier in the morning,” he said.