Occupants of a building in the Oke Arin part of Lagos Island are currently trapped following the collapse of a house at Egerton Square.
The incident,we gathered, happened around 3:45pm on Monday.
Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) were demolishing a house beside the building when it caved in.
Kehinde Adebayo, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), told TheCable that a rescue team was on its way to the scene.
“We are currently on our way to the place. As soon as I get more update, I’ll get across to you,” he told TheCable.
The development is coming five days after 20 persons, including school children were killed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.
The state government had embarked on demolition of defective structures in the local government two days after the Ita–Faaji incident.
On Friday, a three-storey building under construction in Ibadan, Oyo state collapsed but all the 23 workers were rescued.