An unidentified man has been confirmed dead as an uncompleted three-storey building collapsed in Okota area of Lagos State.
The three-storey building, which collapsed on Friday, 17th January, 2020 was located at 12 Alasepe Street, off Community Road, Ago Palace Way, Okota.
Confirming the incident, Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, who revealed that efforts were ongoing to rescue the yet-to-be identified man trapped under the collapsed building.
He further stated that the impact of the collapse affected other adjacent structures around the scene of the incident, Dr Osanyintolu added that once the recovery operation was completed, the remaining parts of the collapsed building would undergo a controlled demolition exercise. He said, upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was observed that a three-storey building approaching completion had collapsed.
An adult male was trapped by the collapsed building and we have commenced a rescue operation.
Extrication and recovery of the trapped man is ongoing using all emergency light tools at our disposal. Once completed, the remains of the structure will undergo a controlled devastation exercise.