Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has ordered a probe into the collapse of a 21-storey building in Lagos State.
The building which was still undergoing construction, collapsed on 44BCD Gerrard Road, Ikoyi area of the state.
The incident which took place at noon, left several persons trapped while some have been rescued.
It has been reported that around 6 to 10 persons have been confirmed dead.
According to a statement issued by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, Governor Sanwo-Olu has ordered an investigation into the incident.
The commissioner revealed that the Lagos Rescue Unit (LRU), Lagos State Fire Service and Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) were at the scene of the incident, fighting to rescue victims of the incident.
The commissioner said, “Three persons have been rescued, even as the operations to save more lives continue. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered an investigation into the incident,
“The Deputy Governor directed security agents to cordon off the site to facilitate rescue efforts.
“The General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Arch. Gbolahan Oki, was also at the scene assessing the site for any likely damage to the surrounding structures.
“A report of the investigations will be made public in due course.”
According Mr Gbenga Omotosho, the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, visited the scene of the incident together with officials, including the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako; Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr Bamgbose- Martins; Special Adviser on Urban Development, Mr Ganiyu Adele Ayuba; Special Adviser, GIS and Physical Planning, Dr. Olajide Babatunde; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe as well as General Manager, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu.