About seven (7) persons were confirmed dead by the management of the Lekki Gardens Estate on Tuesday following a building collapse in the estate. The uncompleted building which collapsed Tuesday morning attracted interventions of government agencies such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Government, Fire Service and
Lagos State Police to speed up rescue efforts.
According to a statement issued in Abuja, management of the organisation said the uncompleted project was meant to house a number of apartment units, but construction work had been suspended in January 2016 over reported structural defects. The statement reads, “The Management of Lekki Gardens has confirmed an unfortunate incident today, Tuesday, March 8th 2016 where a building collapsed at about 4a.m. in the morning, at one of its residential estate projects in Lekki.
“Rescue work started immediately and so far 7 people have been reported dead and others injured. The exact cause of the incident is not known at this time.