Construction worker dies as building collapses in Lagos

At least one person has been confirmed dead after a two-storey building collapsed at Glover Court, Ikoyi area of Lagos.

About four injured people were earlier rescued alive when the edifice under construction caved in around 4:10pm on Friday.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed that one construction worker, Yomi was recovered dead from the building.

It is a two-storey building under construction. LASEMA already activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building and Lagosians within the vicinity of the incident have been enjoined to stay calm and allow emergency responders to do their job, Oke-Osanyintolu said.

Following the collapse, the supervising engineer was said to have absconded, while he refused to pick calls after learning of the building’s collapse.

Glover court construction site, houses a total of four different 2-storey buildings, all under construction before it collapsed.

Source: Voice of Nigeria