The Lagos Head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, has said four people were killed and five injured after a building on Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island collapsed on Sunday.
It was gathered that the building was under construction before its collapse.
According to an eyewitness, the building collapsed under torrential rainfall on Sunday.
Giving an update on the incident, Farinloye said, “One male body recovered just again, making 4 recovered dead and 5 rescued alive. The collapse building under construction was located within a compound and it was a frame structure.
“As of the time of the unfortunate collapse, the 3rd suspended slab concrete was already in place with ongoing internal partition. The building crumbled during a downpour at about 1345hours.”
He noted that the building was originally a bungalow bequeathed to the family members and awarded to a developer who was converting it into a 3 storey structure.
He added, “Alayaki Lane contains cluster of buildings and the rescue operation will have been hampered by narrow space. No one is claiming any of his/her relative is missing.
“Agencies that participated in operations are NEMA, LASEMA, Federal and State Fire Services, NSCDC, Police Disaster Management Unit, Lagos State Police Command, Ambulances and Nigeria Red Cross.”