Pandemonium as three-storey building collapses in Lagos during downpour

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A three-storey building at Ita Faaji Market in the Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State collapsed during the downpour on Thursday.

It was learnt that the incident which happened around 9am caused panic in the community.

The Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, in a statement, said the building was under renovation before it caved in.

She, however, added that the construction workers escaped unhurt.

“A three-storey building under renovation at 24, Binuyo Street off Ita Faaji Market, Lagos, collapsed during a downpour. The few artisans on site escaped unhurt,” the statement read in part.

Adeseye further disclosed that its personnel from Ebute Elefun Fire Station and other state emergency responders were at the scene of the collapse.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services boss noted that the supposed cause of the collapse was unknown, adding that recovery operations had since been concluded.