The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said the death toll in the collapsed a five-storey building in Lekki, Lagos, has risen to 10 as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. LASEMA’s General Manager, Michael Akindele, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the victims were workers with the building’s construction firm handling, who slept in it overnight.
The building at Chisco bus Stop, opposite Oando filling station, Lekki, which was under construction, collapsed during an early morning downpour. The LASEMA chief said the agency got a distress call at about 4.47 a.m. and promptly mobilised for rescue operations. “The Lagos State Fire Service , the Lagos State Police Command, Lagos State Ambulance Service, the Rapid Response Squad, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, and the Civil Defence Corps are on ground to ensure people are rescued and given proper medical attention,” Mr. Akindele said.