Nigerians are yet to recover from the trauma of the 21-storey building that collapsed on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, and claimed over 40 lives on November 1st when another one happened.
This time around, the building that collapsed is a 2-storey building situated at Flour Mills Estate, Magbon, in the Badagry area of Lagos State. The incident happened on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, in the afternoon.
The Badagry building was under construction, just like the high-rise Ikoyi building that collapsed. A large percentage of those affected in this Badagry incident are construction workers staying in the building.
At the time of writing this report, only five people who sustained various degrees of injuries have been rescued. They were rushed to the nearby Catholic hospital at Magbon for immediate treatment. The five construction workers were rescued by “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Badagry Station,” while several construction workers were still trapped in the rubble. Another four were recovered unconscious but died as they were taken to Badagry General Hospital by the Police.
The incident was made known to the public by the Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs. Margret Adeseye. According to Mrs. Adeseye, immediately after receiving a distress call about the incident, she and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service officials, Badagry station, sprung into action by rushing down to the scene.
Source: Vanguard, Ogefash @Opera News Hub Creator