Monday, 18 March 2019

Occupants trapped as yet another building collapses in Lagos Island

Another building has reportedly collapsed in the Oke Arin part of Lagos Island.

According to reports, the occupants of the building located at at Egerton Square are currently trapped in the rubbles.

Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) were demolishing a house beside the building when it caved in around 3:45pm on Monday.

Rescue team from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), are heading to the collapsed building.

The development is coming five days after 20 persons, including school children were killed after a building collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.

The state government had embarked on demolition of defective structures in the local government two days after the Ita–Faaji incident.

On Friday, a three-storey building under construction in Ibadan, Oyo state collapsed but all the 23 workers were rescued.

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