One Dead As Building Collapse In Lagos

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A one-storey building reportedly collapsed in the Ikeja area of Lagos State on Wednesday.

One Dead As Building Collapse In Lagos

The building collapse occurred at number 12 Aromire Avenue, opposite Dominos Pizza, Ikeja, killing one yet-to-be-identified person.

The incident, according to eyewitnesses, occurred at about 6.45 pm, when the building, still under construction, partially collapsed.

Permanent Secretary, of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

According to Oke-Osanyitolu, “The agency responded to distress calls and upon arrival, discovered that a storey building formerly occupied by KUMS MART, was being worked on by unskilled labourers resulting in a partial collapse.

“An adult male reported to be a welder lost his life instantly at the scene. His remains were recovered and removed from the scene.

“Post-disaster assessment conducted by the agency’s Response Team, LRT, indicates that the building is stable and does not pose a threat to other buildings around.

“The building has been cordoned off and officials of the Lagos State Building and Control Agency, LASBCA and Nigeria Police have been contacted for further action.”

This incident is the latest in a series of building collapses in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria.

Bad workmanship, low-quality materials, and corruption to bypass official oversight are often blamed for Nigerian building disasters.

In September, six people were killed when a seven-storey building under construction collapsed in the city.

There have also been deadly building collapses in other parts of Nigeria in recent months.

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