Again, about four persons have been killed while five others were seriously wounded when a one-storey building under construction collapsed on Wednesday at Flourmill Estate, Magbon, near Badagry, Lagos State.
A resident, Oluwagbenga Ogundele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the building collapsed on the nine construction workers on site around 3 p.m.
Ogundele, a security guard near the site, told NAN that residents were alerted to the scene by a visitor to the site.
“The visitor was not in the building when it collapse, it was him that called for assistance while policemen from Area ‘K’ came to rescue them.
“We were able to rescue five alive because they were calling for help, while four of them gave up the ghost.
“Police, Fire Brigade and our intervention saved those that survived,” the witness told NAN.
The news agency further said that the five wounded labourers were taking to Catholic Church Hospital, Magbon, while the four dead bodies had been deposited at Badagry General Hospital mortuary.
A elders in the Estate who spoke on pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the building had been abandoned by the owner for close to six years before work resumed on it recently.
“It was recently that a new owner started building another floor on top to make it a storey building.
“Around 3p.m., we had a loud sound and when we got to the scene, the building had collapsed on the labourers working inside it,” he said.