Four persons trapped under a collapsed 3 storey building in Lagos

Rescuers from both the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are battling to save the lives of about four persons who are currently trapped under the rubles of a collapsed three storey building located on Freeman street, Lagos Island.

The house was said to have collapsed around 3am on Saturday, trapping about ten occupants of the ill-fated house under it.

NEMA Acting Territorial Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, said six people have since been rescued while effort was still on to rescue the remaining trapped persons.

“A three storey building collapsed at 20 Freeman str, Lagos Island at about 3 : 00 a.m.

“Six people have been rescued alive. About nine to ten people are suggested to be living in the building. Efforts are on to rescued the remaining people” he said.