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VIDEO: Residents feared dead as three-storey building collapses in Lagos



An unknown number of residents have been trapped after a three-storey building collapsed on Ibadan Street, in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos State.

The incident was confirmed by the Head, of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, on Sunday.

Adeseye said, “An alert of a collapsed three-storey building on 32 Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta, was received around 9.48pm on Sunday, with the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service already at the scene.

“A search and rescue operation is ongoing to rescue some of the trapped victims. It is a residential building that collapsed. More updates will be communicated.”

As of press time, it is unknown if any casualty has been recorded at the crash site but rescue operation had commenced on Sunday night.

A statement by the Lagos State Fire Service on Twitter read, “An alert of a collapse of a three-storey building by 32 Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta was received at 21:48 hours, Sunday with @LagosRescue at the scene.

“Search and Rescue ongoing with updates to follow, please.”

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