1 Person Dead As Another Storey Building Collapses In Lagos
At least 152 buildings are said to have collapsed in Lagos since 2005.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
One person has been reported killed as a result of the collapse of a one-story structure in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
The event happened at about 6:35 p.m. at No. 12 Aromire, Ikeja.
The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated in a statement on Thursday, January 19, 2023, that the structure formerly held by Kilms Mart was being worked on by inexperienced laborers when it partially collapsed.
He said, “The Agency responded to distress calls and upon arrival, discovered that a storey building formerly occupied by KILMS MART, was being worked on by unskilled laborers 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.
“The post-disaster assessment conducted by the Agency’s LRT indicates that the building is stable and does not pose a threat to other buildings around.
The building has been cordoned off and LASBCA and Nigeria Police have been contacted for further action.”
The building’s remaining side is alleged to have been slated for destruction.
At least 152 structures have fallen in Lagos since 2005, according to a South African university researcher examining construction catastrophes.
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