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Two persons were recovered dead while three others were rescued, on Saturday, when a storey building under construction collapsed in Lagos Island, leaving some construction workers trapped..

Eyewitnesses’ accounts have it that the incident occurred during the downpour in the afternoon. The building is located at Freeman Road, Lagos Island.

The first body was pulled out of the rubble at about 4.50pm, while the second was pulled out two hours later, even as a crowd of sympathisers besieged the scene.

Ibrahim Farinloye, the Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Lagos State Territorial District, who confirmed the incident, said responders were on their way.

The Saturday incident occured barely two weeks after a three-storey building collapsed at Ibadan Street, Ebute-Meta, Lagos.

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