Following the heavy downpour overnight in Lagos on Monday, nine ladies have been trapped in a sinking storey building in Ikeja.
The storey building, located at 47 Akinwunmi street, Akinwunmi North Estate Mende, Maryland. Ikeja, began to sink in the early hours of today (Monday) after the rainfall.
Confirming the incident, the Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos Office, Ibrahim Farinloye, said that the team received a distressed alert this morning on a sinking storey building where nine people were trapped.
” NEMA advance team, after close observations, called for more reinforcement of personnel. Speaking with the trapped victims, the lady Ms Blessing disclosed that they are up to nine people mostly women.
“The landlord of the building had used ladder to escape but NEMA questioned him for failure to contact emergency responders. Someone from one of the trapped victim’s office contacted NEMA.
“Rescue activities have commenced. All the nine trapped ladies have been successfully rescued”, he said.
The agencies available for rescue operations were LASEMA, State Fire Service and Police Disaster Management Unit.
It was learnt that the nine trapped persons have been successful rescued.