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About 15 construction workers have so far been rescued alive from a building collapse site at 2/4, Richard Abimbola Street, Off Limca Road, Ire-Akari Estate, Lagos, which gave way at about noon on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) confirmed this report, through Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the Spokesman (South-West Zone) of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which is coordinating ongoing rescue operations at the venue of the incident.

He explained that the three-storey building under construction at the site suddenly collapsed at about noon, trapping many of its construction workers. The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, also told NAN that all the 15 victims so far rescued from the debris were being rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, for treatment.

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