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Storey building collapses in Lagos, kills one
Storey building collapses in Lagos, kills one

One person was reported dead after a storey building located at number 12 Aromire Avenue, opposite Dominos Pizza, Ikeja, collapsed on him on Wednesday evening at about 6.45pm on January 18.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the building was still under construction when it partially collapsed.

“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.”he said

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