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Breaking; Another Storey Building Collapses In Lagos, Killing 1 Person

Following the collapse of a one-storey building in Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, one person has been confirmed dead. The collapse of the building occurred at about 6;35pm at no.12, Armoire Ikeja. And 152 buildings are said to have collapsed in lagos since 2005.

The permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Olufemi Oke osanyintolu, made a statement on Thursday, January 19, 2023, said the building formerly occupied by Kilms Mart, was being worked on by unskilled labourers 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 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.

“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 side of the building still standing is said to have been marked for demolition. And in prior to the incident, a South African university researcher investigating construction disasters, at least 152 buildings have collapsed in Lagos since 2005.

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