One person has been confirmed dead after a three-storey building under construction collapsed on Lagos Island on Saturday.
According to an eyewitness, the building collapsed after heavy rainfall at Freeman Road, Lagos Island.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, said the building, located at 4 Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island, had been captured by the LASBCA District Office and served with all Statutory Notices, Sealed at District and Central Enforcement Level.
However, it was said that the developer had continued clandestine operations mostly at night and weekends.
An unconfirmed number of people are still trapped inside the building. Two people have been rescued alive while another was recovered dead.
“Search and Rescue operations ongoing. Further updates to follow,” the agency said.