Another 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

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Another two-story building collapsed in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Thursday evening, 12 days after the collapse of a three-story building in Magodo Phase 1 in the state.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the scene at No 7, Rufai Street, Ojuelegba, said no life was lost in the incident that happened at about 8:55 p.m. . on Thursday.

Some of the residents, who spoke to NAN, said that almost all the occupants had evacuated the building before the accident, but that they still had part of the building inside the building.

According to the tenants, the building has been gradually collapsing since October 18.

Mr Emeka Anozie, one of the residents, said that when a window of the rear apartment collapsed around 7am, all tenants who were removing their belongings warned to get home, adding that the whole building collapsed a few minutes later.

NAN also hears that the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) marked the building on March 25, 2019 and warned residents and landlords to vacate the premises.

NAN also learns that on May 21, LASBCA will again sign a notice to the landlord.
Director General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said he immediately mobilized his team and other security agencies to ensure protection of lives and property in the area.

NAN reports that Lagos State Government environmental and security officials have begun demolishing the collapsed building.

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