Four persons have lost their lives while eight were injured as a three-storey building collapsed in Obalende area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.

The incident which happened around 05:40 pm at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island, left eyewitnesses in stock as the building is still under construction.

Confirming the incident, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated that the cause of the collapse is still unknown.

He said, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three-storey building under construction was discovered to have self-collapsed.

The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained, but efforts are presently ongoing by LASEMA and other responders towards salvaging the situation.

“As of 05:40 pm, a total of eight people (all males) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General Hospital.

“Four persons (three males and one female) have so far been recovered dead and handed over to SEHMU at the incident scene.”

The rescue mission is still ongoing.

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