One injured as building collapses in Lagos


An abandoned building has collapsed at Oke Arin street in Ilupeju area of Lagos state.

According to Nosa Okunbor, head of public affairs, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the incident occurred around 12:45am on Wednesday.

“Upon arrival at the incident scene, an abandoned two Storey building collapsed to ground zero,” LASEMA said.

“Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred at about 12:45am due to aging of the structure.

“Fortunately, no loss of life. However, one adult male sustained minor injury and has been taken to hospital.

“The affected building has been condoned off in order to prevent any threat.

“Operation concluded and Cobra team heading back to base.”

In May, a three-storey building collapsed in the area, killing 10 people, while 24 persons were rescued.

Within the past three months, the building collapse is the second in Yaba-Ebute Metta axis.

The Lagos government had ordered immediate stoppage of approval for structures above three floors in the axis.


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