At least fifteen people have been reported killed and others injured in a wreckage of a 22-storey block that collapsed on Monday, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
After the incident occurred, some activities like: people trooping to the scene of the building collapse, and rescue operations of some people who have been trapped in the huge debris within the premises have taken place.
As at Monday evening, five people were rescued, while four persons were killed. On Tuesday, death toll and number of survivors rose on Tuesday as rescue efforts continued through the night.
Some comments have been made so far, concerning the incident. The spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), revealed that 11 more bodies have been recovered.
Speaking further, he said that five more persons trapped under the rubble have been rescued by emergency responders at the scene.
This brings the total figures of those killed and rescued so far to 15 and 10 respectively.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, who visited the site amid tight security, explained that the premise of the collapsed building has been sealed by the government agency in charge of testing, for more investigation into the integrity of the structure.
Due to the intensity of the incident, emergency workers have continued rescue operations as more people are being seen under the rubble.
The concern of the Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Lagos State Chapter, David Majekodunmi, was expressed as he also visited the site of the building collapse.
While putting the blame of the mishap on authorities, he stated that unfortunate incidents such as this should not have happened if they had done what was expected of them.
Below are photos from the building collapse scene.