By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent, Lagos/
LAGOS- TRAGEDY again struck in Lagos State at Flour Mill Estate Magbon, Badagry after a storey building said to be under construction suddenly caved in, trapping construction workers at the site.
The number of casualties had yet to be ascertained as of the time of this report but sources said about 4 persons were feared dead while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The sources also said about five persons; some of them construction workers had been pulled out of the rubbles by sympathizers and local rescue workers who raced to the site of the accident.
The collapse Wednesday evening of the one storey building is coming barely three weeks after a 21 storey building under construction at Gerald Road Ikoyi collapsed killing about 38 persons including the developer.
The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs. Margret Adeseye, while confirming the tragedy was quoted as saying that immediately the distress call was received, officials of the Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, Badagry station, rushed to the scene; adding, “There has been reported case of a storey building collapse at Sunny Filled, Flour Mill Estate, Magbon in Badagry, Lagos.
The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Badagry had rescued 5 victims from the building that is under construction while efforts are ongoing to rescue remaining trapped victims.”
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