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Narrow Escape as Three-Storey Building Collapse in Lagos


Eniola Awokoya

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.

The building which consisted of 8 blocks of flats caved in, on Tuesday morning in a partial collapse.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu on arrival at the scene said “Investigation conducted as revealed that the building had showed some signs of being distressed while affirming that no life was lost and 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 incidence of total collapse 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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