The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it has rescued at least five persons from the scene of a building collapse in Surulere area of the state.
The Director-General of the agency, Femi Osanyintolu, told reporters on Friday that the incident occurred on Thursday evening on Rufai street, off Makinde street, in Ojuelegba.
He said LASEMA has activated the Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building.
Osanyitolu also asked residents within the vicinity of the collapsed structure to stay calm and allow emergency responders do their job.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the residents said that virtually all the inhabitants had vacated the building before the crash but still had some of their belonging inside the building.
According to the tenants, the building actually started collapsing gradually since Oct. 18.
Emeka Anozie, one of the residents, said that when a window from the back flat collapsed around 7 p.m, he alerted all the remaining tenants who were busy removing their belongings to come out, adding that the entire building collapsed few minutes later.
This news medium gathered that the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) had on March 25, 2019 marked the building and warned the residents and the landlord to vacate the premises.
It was also learned that LASBCA also served another notice on the landlord on May 21.