Three-storey building collapses in Lagos Island

Thursday, February 22, 2024 A three-storey building under construction has collapsed at No. 1 Isalegangan Street by Itafaji Market, Lagos Island area of Lagos State.

It was learnt that the building collapsed around 10.15am on Thursday. 

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu made this known in a statement on Thursday, noting that the agency responded to the scene of the incident and conducted a thorough assessment.

He said it was observed that the structure collapsed on its own without external factor, adding that the access street was very narrow and would be difficult for heavy-duty vehicular operations.

"The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) should carry out the manual demolition of the few pillars that are still standing," Oke-Osanyintolu recommended. 

"The manual site clearance would be coordinated by LASEMA Lekki branch so that the road could be free from the debris related to construction work before the collapse.

“Members of the public are being engaged in order to stay away from the incident scene,” he said.

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