Workers trapped inside collapsed 7-storey building at Banana Island

A seven-storey building that collapsed at First Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi area of Lagos during construction, has trapped workers under the rubble.

It was reported that, some of the workers jumped from the top floors, just before the building collapsed.
And some kids walking around the site narrowly escaped.

It was alleged that the building was unapproved and that the collapse occurred when casting was being done.

A statement by Mukaila Sanusi, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State government reads:

“An unapproved seven-floor building under construction has collapsed in Banana Island, Lagos State, this evening.

“Few, who sustained injuries are being treated. There is no fatality. This unfortunate incident happened while casting was being done.

“The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, was immediately on site to assess the situation and flag-off investigation.

“We ask members of the public to remain calm and expect further information from the ministry as we know more.”

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