Ten person have died while over 20 persons are trapped as a four storey building came crumbling in the Itokun Market area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria.
The spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Lagos Ibrahim Farinloye said the collapsed shopping plaza was still under construction when it came down.
Victims according to witness accounts were likely to be mostly traders.
The collapse occurred in the early hours, as the traders were still trying to settle for the day’s market activities. There had been a heavy downpour on Wednesday and Thursday, which sources disclosed might have impact in the disaster.
The state governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun is presently at the site to monitor the rescue work
Those confirmed dead had been reportedly deposited at the General hospital, Ijaiye, about 1km away, while those with serious injuries rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi Aba.