No less than five construction workers are reportedly trapped under the rubble of a three-storey building that collapsed in Yaba, Lagos State.

It was gathered that the uncompleted building which is located on Akanbi Crescent, Onike, crashed into another structure at about midday on Saturday.

TheCable quoted an official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) saying that rescue efforts are ongoing at the site of the incident, which is a short distance away from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) main gate.

The agency’s response team, paramedics, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and officials from the Lagos fire service are presently at the scene of the incident for rescue operations.

The officials, said, “Upon arrival of LASEMA response team at the incident scene, a three-storey building under construction was discovered to have collapsed.

“Further investigation revealed that the construction workers numbering about five were on site when the structure came down and are still trapped underneath.”

An eyewitness also said a part of the building had collapsed in 2021, but that construction had continued despite the police visiting the location.