A 21-storey building has collapsed at Gerrard road, in the Ikoyi part of Lagos metropolis, Southwest Nigeria, emergency authorities have said.
The building collapsed around 3 p.m WAT on Monday, Nov. 1.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Southwest Nigeria confirmed the development.
Farinloye said emergency responders were heading to the scene.
Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the agency has activated its emergency response plan. “The agency has activated its emergency response plan to the above incident. All first responders are enroute to secure the scene while the heavy duty equipment and life detection equipment have been dispatched,” he said.
It was not immediately clear if there were casualties but eyewitnesses said many were trapped under the collapsed building.
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