Five-storey Building Collapses In Apapa, Lagos


A five-storey building under construction at Ladipo Oluwole Street, GRA, Apapa of Lagos state collapsed on Sunday, April 23.

This is coming less than 24 hours after Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspected and ordered the demolition of some buildings in Banana Island over defective structures.

It was gathered that the building caved in following a thunder strike during the early morning downpour in Lagos.

Meanwhile, men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, and other emergency responders have raced to the scene to salvage the situation.

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Director Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Magret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident said there was no causality recorded in the incident.

A volunteer with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Asimiyu Tiamiyu who was among the early callers at the scene said no casualty was recorded in the incident.

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According to him, all the workers at the site of the collapsed building had embarked on Sallah break, the reason why no one was involved in the incident.

He noted that the state government must beam a searchlight on the recurring incident of collapsed buildings which had claimed many lives and property worth billions of Naira destroyed.

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