Lagos State said on Friday that its emergency management agency rescued five persons from a building that collapsed at Ojuelegba area of the state.
The state government said the building collapsed in the early hours of Friday, October 25, 2019, at Rufai Street, off Makinde Street, Ojuelegba.
The government said LASEMA swiftly activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building.
“The collapsed building has now been brought down to ground zero and the area is now safe,” Lagos government said.
The level of casualty and cause of the has not been ascertained at the time of this report.
Mr Emeka Anozie, one of the residents, said that when a window from the back flat collapsed around 7 p.m, he alerted all the remaining tenants who were busy removing their belongings to come out, adding that the entire building collapsed a few minutes later.
NAN also learnt that the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) had on March 25, 2019, marked the building and warned the residents and the landlord to vacate the premises. LASBCA also served another notice on the landlord on May 21.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said he immediately mobilised his team and other safety agencies to ensure the protection of lives and properties in the area.