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UPDATED: 3 dead, 19 injured in Lagos building collapse (photos)

UPDATED: 3 dead, 19 injured in Lagos building collapse (photos)

- A three-storey building which is under construction has collapsed in Lagos

- Many persons are reportedly trapped in the wreckage

- The building which collapsed on Abimbola street, Ilasa, Lagos state claimed the lives of three people while 19 others were injured

Report reaching NAIJ.com has it that a three-storey building which is under construction has collapsed.

The building which reportedly collapsed on Abimbola street, Ilasa, Lagos state, happened around 2pm on Thursday.

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NAIJ.com also learnt that three people are dead while 19 were injured.

The general manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu while speaking with Premium Times said that: “Three persons were recovered dead and were taken to Lagos Mainland Mortuary Yaba.”

The injured, according to him, were taken to Isolo General Hospital.

Presently many persons are said to be trapped in the wreckage

Presently many persons are said to be trapped in the wreckage

NAIJ.com also learnt that emergency officials are on the ground battling to rescue the victims.

UPDATED: 3 storey building Collapses in Lagos, 14 persons rescued

According to PM news, director, Lagos state Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe cobfirmed that a three-storey building under construction collapsed at Richard Abimbola Street, Ilasa, Lagos.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com calls on our readers to submit their eye witness account if they are close to the location of the incident.

UPDATED: 3 storey building Collapses in Lagos, 14 persons rescued

NAIJ.com’s visit to the scene of incident revealed that unknown number of labourers were doing their various works at different areas. Further investigation revealed that fourteen of the labourers have been rescued and some are being treated by the agency's medical team and Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) while some had been rushed to the hospital.

UPDATED: 3 storey building Collapses in Lagos, 14 persons rescued

"Extraction of trapped victims on going and no mortality recorded at the moment", General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said.

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Eye witness can send their story to NAIJ.com's Facebook page or send us a message through email to info@corp.naij.com.

NAIJ.com reported earlier today that a fire outbreak in Lagos claimed the lives of a mother, and her 3 children.

Meanwhile, see this video of Nigerians crying out for help:

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