Again, Two-storey Building Collapse In Lagos

Again, Two-storey Building Collapse In Lagos

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A two-storey building on Thursday evening collapsed at Ojuelegba area of Lagos just 12 days after the collapse of a three-storey building at Magodo Phase 1 in the state .

A correspondent who visited the scene at No 7 , Rufai Street , Ojuelegba , said no life was lost in the incident which occurred at 8. 55 pm.

Some of the residents , who spoke with newsmen, said all the inhabitants had vacated the building before the crash but still had some of their belonging inside the building .

One of the residents , Mr Emeka Anozie , said when a window from the flat at the back collapsed around 7 p. m, he alerted all the remaining tenants who were busy removing their belongings to come out, adding that the entire building collapsed a few minutes later.

It was also learnt that the Lagos State Building Control Agency had on March 25 , 2019 , marked the building and warned the residents and the landlord to vacate the premises .

Reports also learnt that LASBCA also served another notice on the landlord on May 21 .
The Director -General , Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke -Osanyintolu, said he immediately mobilised his team and other safety agencies to ensure the protection of lives and properties in the area.

Source: NAN

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