Posted on Fri 19 May 2017, 01:49 PM

Rescue officials say at least three people have been confirmed dead after a three-storey building collapsed in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

The incident occurred at around 2p.m on Thursday at No 6, Richard Abimbola Street, Isolo, Lagos.

Officials say the building was still under construction before it collapsed.

Nineteen people – all of them injured – were rescued from the structure.

Several of them were trapped when the building caved in.

General manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu, told PREMIUM TIMES Friday morning,

“Three persons were recovered dead and were taken to Lagos Mainland Mortuary Yaba.”

He said the injured were taken to Isolo General Hospital.

On Thursday, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said rescue efforts were still ongoing by 7:45p.m.

Also, LASEMA some survivors were treated by the agency’s medical team and Lagos State Ambulance Service.

The immediate cause of the collapse is still unknown.

 

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