Four dead as another building collapses in Badgry, Lagos

Badagry building collapse

Four persons have been killed after a building under construction collapsed in the Badagry local government area of Lagos State on Wednesday.

The structure was said to be located at Sunny Filled, Flour Mills, Estate, Magbon in Badagry.

Adekunle Ajisebutu, the spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, revealed that six people had been rescued alive.

Ajisebutu said, “Four bodies recovered and put in the Badagry General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

The incident was also confirmed by the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye.

“The victims which are mainly construction workers were however rescued with varying degrees of injury but in stable condition and been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment,” she said.

“However, 4 (four) adults male have been recovered (unconscious) thus far as the Nigerian Police, Morogbo Division, and the community dwellers are complementing the efforts of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.”

Meanwhile, the agency assured the public that efforts were in motion to rescue the other persons trapped in the rubble of the collapsed building.

The latest development comes barely two weeks after the infamous collapse of the 21-storey building in Ikoyi which claimed the lives of over 43 persons.