The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has rescued two adult males in the rubbles of the three-storey building located at four, Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island.
The building collapsed on Saturday, 21st May 2022, during the heavy rainfall.
The Agency which arrived at the scene of the incident said it discovered that the building was already in violation of safety protocols.
According to the Permanent Secretary LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the building had been captured by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA District Office and served with all Statutory Notices, sealed at District and Central Enforcement Level, but the developer had continued clandestine operations mostly at nights and at weekends.
A statement by LASEMA which gave update on the incident said, “Two adult males have been rescued and given pre-medical treatment by the Agency’s Paramedics. Unfortunately, two male adults have been recovered dead and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU, for onward transfer to the morgue.
“Search and rescue operations, supervised by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu still ongoing as unconfirmed number of people are trapped in the rubbles.”