A building with over 500 rooms has collapsed in the Ketu area of Lagos State.
According to findings by PUNCH Metro, at least two persons are currently battling for their lives at a private hospital after the school-turned-residential building partially collapsed on Saturday.
The building housing hundreds of residents located at Agboye Estate on Oduntan Street, Ketu, first caved in on Saturday afternoon following hours of rainfall that greeted most parts of Lagos.
On Sunday afternoon, as residents were still trying to salvage their belongings, the building crumbled again, destroying another structure inside the compound before collapsing completely.
The development sent panic across the area, forcing hundreds of families and individuals residing in the building to vacate the premises.
During a visit to the affected building on Sunday, dozens of residents were seen moving their belongings in different directions as officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency cordoned off the premises.
The affected compound housing several defective buildings has been marked for demolition by officials of the Lagos State Government.