A 4-storey building collapsed yesterday at Muri Okunola killing at least four construction workers, the Red Cross said, and leaving around 50 workers trapped inside the rubble, according to witnesses.
The site workers were said to be working on the building on Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, when it gave way.
The artisans, who were caught unaware by the collapse, which happened around 3.30pm, could not escape out of the building before it came down.
Sympathisers were reported to be making emergency but slow efforts to rescue the trapped workers.
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The incident happened on a construction site in a street on the prestigious Victoria Island, in a lagoon set back from the Atlantic, home to some of Africa’s most expensive real estate. Red Cross official Segun Akande said four bodies had been pulled from the wreckage so far and seven people had been rescued, three of whom were critically injured.
Building disasters are common in Nigeria, where a lack of enforcement of regulation often leads to hastily erected, unsafe structures
Rescue operation still continues today . May God help us . Innocent people
SOURCE : REUTERS