Ikoyi: Owner of collapsed skyscraper trapped inside rubble, witness claims

A witness to the Ikoyi building collapse has said the owner of the skyscraper is trapped with the other victims.

The number of those trapped in the collapsed building situated on Gerard Road, Ikoyi is yet to be confirmed.

The witness, who identified himself as Morris Ashiru to journalists, said he and some of his friends, came to work at the construction site.

He said the owner of the building, alongside a lot of people, were still trapped in the ruins of the collapsed skyscraper.

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He said, “Everybody was working. A lot of people came here from Abuja,”

“The owner of the building is inside. He brought some clients to inspect the building.”

Since the incident happened at about 2pm, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu have done an on the spot assessment.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency is liaising with the police and the army to clear the rubble while searching for survivors.

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