Barely five days after 20 persons, including school children were killed following a building collapse in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island, another house in the Oke Arin part of the Island has also fallen, leaving many occupants trapped.
The collapsed building was at Egerton Square.
The incident happened around 3:45pm on Monday, a resident said.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY understood that officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) were demolishing a house beside the building before it collapsed.
The state government is demolishing defective structures in the local government two days after the Ita–Faaji incident.
Rescue operation is currently ongoing, Mr. Kehinde Adebayo, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said.