Breaking : Many Feared Dead As 21 - Storey Building Collapses In Lagos - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, November 1, 2021

Breaking : Many Feared Dead As 21 - Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

•••.LASEMA, Other Emergency Responders Begin Search And Rescue Operations

A section of the collapsed building 

| The Daily Crucible | Published Monday,  November 1, 2021

A 21-storey building under construction has collapsed on Gerard Road, Ikoyi, 

Some construction workers and food vendors were believed to be inside the building when the supporting structures - reinforced pillars, let out frightening cracking sounds and went in disarray  before the building crumbles to the ground. 

Many were said to be trapped in the rubbles, including the owner who was said to be holding a meeting with the workers,   even as the Lagos State first responders were hurried to the site to rescue victims.

Already, 7  dead bodies have reportedly been evacuated from the rubbles of the collapsed building with more still expected.

The building under construction caved in on Monday afternoon with several people still said to be trapped.

Rescue operation is currently ongoing, with emergency responders battling to save the lives of the victims. 

It was learnt  that since the rescue operation began,  nobody has been brought out alive from the debris, although, few people were rescued before emergency responders arrived the scene.

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Hamzat, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, among others were sighted at the scene.

 The Daily Crucible learnt that heavy duty equipment and life detection devices have also been deployed in the site to hasten the rescue efforts. 

...Ikoyi Collapsed Building ... LASEMA and other emergency responders begin Search and Rescue operations

Collapsed Building at Gerard Road, Ikoyi
The Agency has activated its emergency response plan to the scene. Search and Rescue operations ongoing.
The Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties & Intergovernmental Relations, it's counterpart, Hon. Comm for Physical Planning and DG LASEMA are fully on ground.

All first responders are at the scene while the heavy duty equipment and life detection equipment have been dispatched. 

Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu 
1st November, 2021

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