By Bose Adelaja

Two persons were recovered dead while three others were rescued, on Saturday, when a storey building under construction collapsed in Lagos Island, leaving some construction workers trapped.

Eyewitnesses’ accounts have it that the incident occurred during the downpour in the afternoon. The building is located at Freeman Road, Lagos Island. 

The first body was pulled out of the rubble at about 4.50pm, while the second was pulled out two hours later, even as a crowd of sympathisers besieged the scene. 

Ibrahim Farinloye, the Coordinator,  National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Lagos State Territorial District, who confirmed the incident, said responders were on their way. 

The Saturday incident occured barely two weeks after a three-storey building collapsed at Ibadan Street, Ebute-Meta, Lagos. 

Flood grounds Lagos 

In a related development, road users in Lagos were stranded on Saturday, during the downpour that grounded some parts of Lagos.

Reports from Osborne inward Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, indicated flash flood in the area, which slowed down vehicular movement into Ikoyi.

Places like Mile 2, Baiyeku in Ikorodu, Lagos Island, Bariga, Shomolu, Ketu, Kosofe and Ajegunle-Apapa to mention but a few, were not spared from the flash floods as many commuters were left with the option of trekking far distances to their destinations.  

Similarlly, some parts of Ikeja under Bridge on Obafemi Awolowo Road was said to have experienced flash floods, which resulted in traffic jam that lasted hours.


One person was confirmed dead while another was rescued, on Saturday, when a two-storey building collapsed on Lagos Island.

The incident occurred during the downpour.

The building under construction was located at Freeman Road, Lagos Island before the collapse was recorded in the afternoon.

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The Lagos State Territorial District Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye who confirmed the incident at about 4.50 pm, said responders were on their way.

Two additional people have been rescued under the rubbles of the collapsed building which occurred at Freeman Street, Lagos Island, on Saturday.

This puts the number of those rescued at three as the rescue operation is ongoing.

The figure was confirmed by Ibrahim Farinloye, Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA.

“So far, three people have been rescued while one body was recovered,” he said

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