One dead as four-storey building collapses
Three-storey building yesterday collapsed in Ilasamaja, Lagos, killing one person.
Seventeen persons were rescued from the building which fell around 2pm at 2/4 Richard Abimbola Street, off Limca Road, Ilasamaja.
Two persons were still said to be trapped in the building as at press time yesterday.
It was learnt that a block hit the deceased on the head, while debris cut off one of his legs.
Among the survivors were an electrician, Chinonso Obi, 37; a labourer, Sunday Gbose, 19; Matthew Jimoh, 12; an electrician, Monday Gadoy; electrician, 25, an electrician, Benjamin Uchenna, 56; John Afolabi,18, Dayo Fatau, 30, Abdullahi Mohammed, Ope Falola, 21, Komolafe Ayoola, Dayo Odugbe, John Afolabi, Tosin Olaniyi and Agba Ogundele, 40.
According to emergency workers, most of the survivors suffered spinal cord, pelvic and limb fracture and were rushed to the Isolo General Hospital.
The victims were mostly artisans from Benin Republic working on the building.
It was gathered that the building fell on a church, the City of His Grace Mission, where two persons were.
According to the Red Cross, the duo sustained minor injuries and were treated on the spot.
Sunday Peter, a Beninnoise, said about 11 of his kinsmen were trapped in the rubble, adding that four had been rescued.
People trooped to the scene, blocking the road.