So far 15 persons have been rescued from a building that collapsed in Ilasa area of Lagos State.

The building under construction on Richard Abimbola Street came down in the afternoon on Thursday.

Rescue efforts are ongoing but are also being hampered by the crowd.

Police officials are however at the scene making efforts to disperse them.

The General manager of the Lagos State Emergency management Agency, Adeshina Tiamiyu, said the number of trapped victims was yet unknown.

His office got a distress call at about 2:00 p.m, he told reporters.

He also confirmed that 15 persons have been rescued so far.

The last person rescued from the building appears to be in critical condition.

The cause of the building has not been ascertained but in the past, buildings collapse are usually linked with materials used in the building and negligence of policies guiding construction of buildings. 

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