Two-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos, Five Days After Ebute-Meta Incidence


Five days after a three-storey building caved in at Ebute-Meta area of Lagos, killing 10 persons, another two-storey building collapsed at Ago Palace Way area of Lagos, South-West Nigeria.

The building is located at Chris Igadi Street, Off Ago Palace Way, opposite Kilimanjaro/ AP Filling Station, which was said to have collapsed around 3.00 am on Saturday.

Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the agency responded to the incident at 3.00 am on Saturday.

”On arrival, information gathered from the residents revealed that the building showed signs several hours before it eventually collapsed.

”Fortunately, nobody was trapped as all the occupants evacuated the area when the signs began two hours before the collapse.

”A headcount of occupants was carried out to ensure no occupants are missing and the remains of the building were cordoned off,” he said.

He added that the operation was concluded at about 5:23 am, adding that the site would be handed over to LABSCA and the Ministry of Physical Planning for further investigation.

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