A policeman died on Tuesday night after the six-storey building gutted by fire in Lagos Island collapsed on him.
The six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30 p.m as firemen continued spirited efforts at extinguishing the inferno.
A section of the burning building collapsed on the policeman, severely injuring him while trying to control the surging crowd.
Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Lagos Central Business District, Mr Olanrewaju Elegushi, who confirmed the death, said the policeman died in the hospital following injuries sustained in the building collapse.