UPDATED: Officials Rescue Man Trapped Under Collapsed Lagos Building

Some emergency officials at the scene of a collapsed building in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on January 17, 2020.

 

 

A man said to have been trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building at the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State has been rescued.

The man was saved by emergency officials following a rescue operation after the three-story building collapsed on Friday.

Shortly after he was rescued, the man was given a first aid treatment by medical officials present at the scene before he was taken to a hospital.

A medical official attends to the victim trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building at the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on January 17, 2020.

 

Earlier, the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the structure was near completion before it collapsed.

He noted that the impact of the collapse has affected some adjacent buildings around the scene of the incident.

The LASEMA boss gave an assurance that once the recovery operation was completed, the remaining parts of the collapsed building would undergo a controlled demolition exercise.

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An emergency official at the scene of a collapsed building in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on January 17, 2020.

 

PHOTOS: Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

Emergency officials at the scene of a collapsed building in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on January 17, 2020.

 

 

A three-storey building said to be under construction on Friday collapsed in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State.

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident said a man was trapped under the rubble.

He, however, noted that emergency officials have begun an operation to rescue the victim.

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Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

An emergency official at the scene of a collapsed building in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on January 17, 2020.

 

 

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State.

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed this on Friday in a situation report forwarded to Channels Television.

He revealed that a man whose identity has yet to be ascertained was trapped under the rubble.

Oke-Osanyintolu, however, noted that emergency officials were already at the scene and making efforts to rescue the trapped person.

He said the impact of the collapse has affected some adjacent buildings around the scene of the incident.

The LASEMA boss gave an assurance that once the recovery operation was completed, the remaining parts of the collapsed building would undergo a controlled demolition exercise.

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Emergency officials at the scene of a collapsed building in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on January 17, 2020.

Dozens ‘Trapped’ In Cambodia Building Collapse

 

A seven-storey building under construction collapsed in southern Cambodia on Friday trapping dozens of workers under the rubble, police told AFP, as rescuers pulled eight injured survivors from the wreckage.

The building in coastal Kep province was meant to be a hotel but crumbled at around 4:30pm, with video circulating online showing concrete floors sandwiched together as firefighters and an excavator arrived.

“Around 30 people are believed to be trapped,” National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun told AFP, adding that law enforcement was assisting in the search.

Deadly accidents plague the kingdom’s poorly regulated building sector even as the country has enjoyed a construction boom.

In June nearly 30 people died after the collapse of a building under construction in Sihanoukville, a beach town undergoing a Chinese investment bonanza.

Last month at least three workers died and more than a dozen others were seriously injured after an under-construction dining hall at a temple collapsed in the tourist town of Siem Reap.

There are an estimated 200,000 construction workers in Cambodia, most unskilled, reliant on day wages and not protected by union rules, according to the International Labour Organization.

AFP

Three Dead In Kenyan Building Collapse

Rescue workers attend to the scene of a six-storey building that collapsed in Nairobi, on December 6, 2019. Simon MAINA / AFP

 

Three people died Friday and many more were feared trapped after a residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, sparking a panicked search for survivors beneath the rubble.

Onlookers swarmed the twisted ruins of the six-floor building, using their bare hands to pull injured people coated in dust from beneath the huge slabs of concrete.

The Kenyan Red Cross said 11 survivors had been recovered from the flattened block in Tassia estate, a densely-populated neighbourhood near the international airport.

At least three people have been confirmed killed, said Nairobi Regional Commissioner Wilson Njenga. He put the number of those rescued at 21.

The search was ongoing, with specialised rescue crews and heavy earth-moving equipment mingling with volunteers and onlookers trawling through the wreckage.

It is not clear how many people were in the building at the time, or how many may still be trapped, but there were 57 units in the structure.

It was just the latest housing collapse in Nairobi, where shoddy construction and flouted regulations have resulted in deadly accidents.

Kenya is undergoing a construction boom, but corruption has allowed contractors to cut corners or bypass regulations.

In September, seven children died and scores were injured when a school collapsed in an accident blamed on third-rate construction.

In April 2016, 49 people were killed when a six-floor building crumbled in the north-east of the capital.

AFP

 

One Killed, Four Rescued From Collapsed Two-Storey Building In Lagos

 

One person has been killed, while four persons rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) from the two-storey building that caved in at the Ikoyi area of Lagos state.

The building under construction along Glover Road caved in on Friday evening and rescue workers are currently at the scene combing the rubble to rescue those trapped.

According to rescue workers, the rescued victims have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while efforts are ongoing to affirm if others are still trapped and evacuate them quickly.

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An eyewitness said the voices of those trapped can be heard from beneath the rubble.

A statement from the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Osanyintolu, confirmed the collapse.

He said that emergency response has been activated for first responders while calling for calm from residents in the area.

“A building collapsed in the afternoon at 4.10 pm today, Friday, November 1, 2019, at Glover Court Ikoyi. It is a two-storey building under construction.

“LASEMA already activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building.

“Similarly, Lagosians within the vicinity of the incident have been enjoined to stay calm and allow emergency responders to do their job,” he asked.

Five Rescued As Building Collapses In Lagos

The scene of the building collapse in Lagos.

 

At least five persons have been rescued from the scene of a building collapse in Surulere area of Lagos State.

The Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Femi Osanyintolu told Channels Television 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.

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Osanyitolu also asked residents within the vicinity of the collapsed structure to stay calm and allow emergency responders do their job.

At Least One Killed In Brazil Building Collapse

 

At least one person was killed when a seven-story residential building collapsed in Brazil on Tuesday, an official said, as rescuers searched through the rubble for survivors.

Three people were pulled alive from the wreckage of the building in Fortaleza, the capital of the northeastern Ceara state, after it imploded, sending thick clouds of dust into the air, cell phone footage broadcast by Globo TV showed.

Vehicles parked in the streets around the scene were covered in dust.

It was not immediately clear what caused the building to collapse at around 10:30 am (1330 GMT) when most people would have been at work.

“There could have been 10 to 15 people inside the building at the moment it collapsed, but these numbers are totally speculative,” Lieutenant Romario Fernandes, a spokesman for the state fire brigade and civil defense, told Globo TV.

Rescuers wearing bright orange clothing scrambled over the rubble as they searched for more survivors.

Ambulances were at the scene.

Building collapses in Brazil tend to happen in poor neighborhoods, known as favelas, where illegal construction is rampant.

But TV footage shows the tower in Fortaleza appears to be in an upper middle-class area near the city center, which is populated by many modern-looking buildings.

AFP

Four Killed In Magodo Building Collapse

A photo combination of scenes of the building collapse in the Magodo area of Lagos State on October 12, 2019.

 

 

Four persons have been confirmed dead after a house built on a hill collapsed on another in the Otun Araromi area of Isheri-Magodo in Lagos State.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Oke-Osayintolu, confirmed the figure to Channels Television on Saturday.

He explained that the incident occurred in the morning, adding that the bodies recovered were that of a pregnant mother and her three children.

According to the LASEMA boss, efforts are ongoing to find more people believed to be trapped in the rubble.

He said relevant agencies are also working to ascertain the cause of the collapse.

 

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Sierra Leone Fighting To Rescue Survivors Of Building Collapse

 

Rescue personnel is seen at the scene of a buiding collapse in Bo on September 26, 2019. STRINGER / AFP
Rescue personnel is seen at the scene of a buiding collapse in Bo on September 26, 2019.
STRINGER / AFP

 

 

Rescue teams at a city in southern Sierra Leone struggled Thursday to reach labourers buried under a building that collapsed as they were working on it, rescue services said.

A preliminary toll given by the local hospital said more than a dozen had been injured, but there were fears the final figure would be far higher.

The three-storey building crashed down on Wednesday in Bo, the country’s second largest city, located about 250 kilometres (155 miles) from the capital Freetown.

More than 80 people were scheduled for work on the site at the time, but how many lay in the rubble was unclear, an official at the disaster management department told AFP by phone.

There had also been women street hawkers at the site.

“We have received over a dozen people with injuries,” Dr. Peter Samai, the medical officer at the Bo Government Hospital, said.

“Ten of the survivors have severe injuries.”

The building was being put up close to a Ministry of Agriculture office on the Bo-Taiama Highway where several government offices are located.

The collapse happened as workers were concreting the last floor.

Police cordoned off the site as rescue teams looked for survivors, an eyewitness said.

“We are frantically working… with machinery, shovels and hands,” local mayor Harold Tucker said.

“We are working round the clock to rescue people trapped but it’s unlikely they will survive.”

The West African state is one of the poorest in the world, ranking 184th out of 189 countries in the 2018 UN Human Development Index.

AFP

Buildings Collapse As 5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southwest Turkey

A damaged building is seen after 6 magnitude earthquake hit Bozkurt district of Denizli, Turkey on August 08, 2019. Soner Kilinc / Anadolu Agency

 

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded in southwestern Turkey on Thursday, according to the US Geological Studies Institute, with reports of collapsed buildings but no serious casualties.

The earthquake was recorded in the province of Denizli near the town of Bozkurt at 1125 GMT, with a depth of around seven kilometres according to Turkish emergency services.

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“Some roofs collapsed, there were deep fissures, several houses collapsed,” Bozkurt mayor Birsen Celik told TV station NTV.

“No one was killed. There were no serious injuries,” he added.

Turkey lies on major faultlines and has suffered several quakes in the west and southwest of magnitude 5 and above since the start of the year.

The country is about to mark 20 years since the devastating twin quakes in 1999, both over magnitude-7, that hit a highly populated zone in the northwest, leaving some 20,000 dead.

AFP

Four Students Killed, Eight Others Injured After Bridge Collapse In Bauchi

Four students have been confirmed killed with eight others injured after a pedestrian bridge collapsed at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Gubi Campus.

This was disclosed to Channels Television by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdulazeez Ahmed.

The bridge which links one of the hostels and another building containing lecture rooms collapsed at midnight, following a heavy downpour.

The Student Union President, Naziru Mohammed had earlier told Channels TV that two students were confirmed dead and two others injured.

Students of the university are however currently protesting, blaming the bridge collapse on negligence by the institution’s authorities.

Director of Public Relations of the University, Andee Iheme also confirmed the death of two students following the incident.

See more photos of the collapsed pedestrian bridge below…