No fewer than three persons working at a construction site were reportedly trapped under the debris of a two-storey building that collapsed at Haruna bus-stop in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Two others were rescued, a male and a female, while effort is still ongoing to rescue those trapped under the rubble.
It was gathered that the house, which was under construction, collapsed on Monday night.
Confirming the incident was the Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, who stated that the rescuers from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Police and Fire Service are searching for the trapped people.
“A two story building collapsed at Ikorodu Haruna b/stop around access bank Ikorodu,” he said.
“Immediately the incident occurred, the local residents within the area mobilised themselves to carry out initial rescue activities.
“Though, fire service and Police responded but unable to do much due to unavailability of equipment to lift the rumble on the suspected location of the trapped victims.
“It was reported that it was an abandoned building that the owners had asked the occupants to leave but those there are said to be staying there without the consent of the owner.”
Meanwhile, the two persons that were injured are currently receiving treatment at Ikorodu General Hospital.