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One person has been confirmed dead following a building collapse on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, on Saturday as rescue efforts continue.
Africa Daily News, New York learnt that the building collapsed after heavy rainfall at Freeman Road, Lagos Island.
The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Agency confirmed the collapse in a preliminary report titled, ‘Situation report on collapsed four-floor building at 4 Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island on Saturday, 21st May, 2022’.
The report read, “The Agency responded to the above incident, which was already in violation of building safety protocols.
Two more persons have been rescued alive in a three-story building that collapsed on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, on Saturday.
The latest figure brought to three the number of persons rescued alive from the debris.
The building, still under construction, caved in during a heavy downpour.
Rescue operators on the ground include those of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Fire service.
An old three-storey building collapsed at No. 24 Ibadan Street, Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute Meta, on Sunday night at about 10.56 p.m.
The Zonal Coordinator Southwest, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said that the deceased persons included three males and two females.
The number of rescued occupants remained 23.