three-storey building has reportedly collapsed on Freeman street, Lagos Island area, Lagos State.
afronaija team gathered that the building collapsed around 4:05am Saturday (today).
A resident of the area, Oluwadamilola, told our correspondent that one person was confirmed dead, while six others were rescued, added that many more might be trapped in the rubbles of the three-storey building.
The incident occurred at about 4.05am and the building suffered a total collapse, leaving its occupants trapped, as they were fast asleep.
Neighbours were said to have alerted emergency responders about the incident. On arrival, the first victim to be recovered was a male child, who was pronounced dead.
However, six other occupants of the building have been rescued and were treated by Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASSMBUS, personnel, while the dead child was deposited at a morgue.
Meanwhile, search and rescue operation is still ongoing at the scene, as Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA; Lagos State Ministry of Physical planning, Police and other relevant agencies are on ground.
LASEMA Director-General, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed the incident, saying investigations will be conducted to unravel the cause.
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