A five-storey building under construction collapsed early yesterday in Lekki, Lagos, killing 18 people, including a woman and her child. Thirteen people were rescued from the rubble by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). NEMA SouthWest media coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the death toll and the number of those rescued.
The incident occurred at Horizon 1, Lekki Gardens in Ikate, at about 3am when it was raining heavily. Many workers believed to have been trapped in the building. It was learnt that the occupants were workers on the site and squatters who slept in the building after giving a tip to security men.