At least four killed after building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria

At least four bodies have been pulled out of a rubble after a building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday.

The storey building in Lagos Island, which was still under construction, went down during a downpour, trapping some construction workers.

A report by local Premium Times news outlet notes that a developer was converting the bungalow building into a three-storey building before it collapsed.

Emergency service personnel are still on site conducting search and rescue operations.

Lagos authorities have however bemoaned a lack of space as the building was located in an area with multiple buildings.

They say the lack of space is slowing down the operations as responders are finding it hard to get rid of the rubble and reach lower floors.

The latest building collapse comes barely two weeks after another incident which saw another three-storey building go down in the Ebute-Metta area of Lagos. At least five people died in that incident.