A three-story building on Lagos’ Banana Island has collapsed, trapping dozens of people.
The island is an artificial island off the coast of Ikoyi, Lagos, and is one of the most expensive places to reside in Africa. The upscale island’s name stems from the curve of its shape.
According to AF24NEWS, the structure that collapsed on Wednesday was under construction.
– Casualties unknown as a building collapses in Banana Island Ikoyi, Lagos.
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Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, South-West Zonal Office, confirmed the development to SaharaReporters on Wednesday evening but said he and his team were on their way there.
“We are on our way there so there is no information for now. However, I will give you an update later,” he said.
Building collapses are widespread in Lagos, one of Africa’s most populous cities.
A 21-story building on Gerard Road in Ikoyi, Lagos State, collapsed on November 1, 2021.
According to the coroner’s inquest, it was the result of negligence on the part of the agencies in charge of overseeing the construction project.
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