Many children have been rescued from a three-storey building which collapsed in the Itafaji area of Lagos Island.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as well as the police, army and National Security and Civil Defence Force, NSCDC are currently on ground at the scene of the incident.
Adebayo Kehinde of the LASEMA Public Affairs Unit, said, “The incident occurred at about 10.30 am today regarding a three-storyed building that collapsed at the above address.
“The search and rescue operation is presently ongoing with so many victims rescued alive from the collapsed building through combined efforts of LASEMA and other emergency responders such as the Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Federal Fire Service. Others include National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Police Force, Rapid Response Squad, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. Nigeria Red Cross Society, Lagos State Neighborhood and Safety Corps.
“The exercise is being coordinated by the General Manager Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Mr Adesina Tiamiyu with the deployment of heavy and light rescue equipment from LASEMA and its stakeholders.”