A seven-storey building has collapsed at Banana Island in Lagos state.
The building in the posh neighborhood of the state is under construction when it collapsed with many workers are trapped beneath the rubble.
It’s, however, gathered that emergency responders are being mobilised to the scene of the incident.
Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the development on Wednesday evening but said he and his team were on their way there.
“A report of 7 Storey building under construction was just received at Banana Island. Workers trapped. We are mobilising to respond,” he said.
Building collapse is a common occurrence in Lagos, one of the most populated places in Africa.
On November 1, 2021, a 21-storey building on Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, collapsed.
According to the coroner’s inquest, it was due to negligence by agencies responsible for the supervision of the building project.
This is the story common with many instances of building collapse in Lagos.