A three-storey building collapsed at about 4p.m. of Saturday in Sagbemi Street, Adeniji Adele area of Lagos.
Report said four persons were rescued from the debris while an unspecified number, at press time, were still trapped under the debris.
Youths in the area have started rescue work.
Samuel Jinadu, police public relations officer in Lagos State, confirmed the incident.
Meanwhile, street urchins in the area capitalized on slow response of rescue officials to engage in looting because the building was said to be for both residence and lighting materials.
Some residents said the building had for some time showed signs that it may collapse.
It is so sad that such incident still occurred in spite of the state government’s effort at sensitizing residents to report defective buildings.