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Two Storey-Building Collapse In Ebute Metta, Lagos

Scores escape death as two storey building collapses in Lagos

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Monday confirmed the partial collapse of a two-storey building situated at No.6 Olonode Str., Ebute Metta in Lagos.

Oke-Osanyintolu told that after evacuating all the residents, preliminary report on the collapsed building showed that it had been “severely distressed with the reinforcement’’.

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He said that the building having corroded had visible cracks on the walls and pillars due to lack of maintenance.

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Oke-Osanyintolu further revealed that all the slabs of the building were weak, making part of it to collapse at about 9 a.m. on Monday.

He said that there was no casualties recorded.

Oke-Osanyintolu said that experts and Building Control Agency (LASBCA), officials were at the scene of the incident.

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According to him, all the occupants have been evacuated from the premises, while the entire building has been cordoned off to prevent any secondary incident.

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