Another three-storey building collapses in Lagos

Another three-storey building collapses in Lagos

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:48 pm


Emergency workers clearing the rubble of the collapsed building

 

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Another three-storey building has collapsed in Ojo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

There was however no casualties as residents have already deserted the building located at 21 Saka Okoro Street, Ilufe Road, Alaba International Market, Ojo.

It was gathered that the building caved in on Tuesday morning in a partial collapse.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu said on arrival at the incident scene, a 3-storey building consisting of 8 blocks of flats collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday.

“Investigation conducted at the incident scene revealed that the building had showed some signs of being distressed. No life was lost and there were no injuries sustained,” he said.

He said recovery operation was ongoing by LASEMA, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA and other stakeholders to prevent any secondary incident of full or total collapsed that might lead to unnecessary loss of lives.

However, government officials have begun full demolition of the building.

An official of LASBCA who craved anonymity said occupants of the building had been served demolition notice for long and that they had vacated the house before it caved in on Tuesday morning.

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