Seven persons rescued from collapsed building in Banana Island; Lagos govt launches probe

Seven persons were rescued from the collapsed building in the Banana Island, Ikoyi area of Lagos State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

The seven-storey structure under construction collapsed on Wednesday but no lives were lost.

But while giving an update about the incident on Thursday the Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, said apart from the rescued victims, one person was rushed to a hospital where he is being treated.

“We started moving from one layer to another and during this emergency response, we were able to rescue seven people alive,” he said.

“Those people that were rescued were treated on the spot and discharged. It is the only one that was taken to a private hospital where he is receiving adequate treatment.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos govt launches probe “The Lagos State government has swung into action. We are ensuring that some tests will be done by some engineers,” the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Mobolaji Obelende, told reporters at the site.

“We have all our agencies here – LASBCA, Ministry of Physical Planning, and others – doing what they are supposed to do professionally. Once that is done, we would be able to ascertain the current status and the next step would be taken.”



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