1 Dead As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

At least one person has been confirmed dead after a storey building collapsed in the Aromire area of Ikeja, Lagos State.

Our correspondent learnt that the incident occurred at about 6:35pm on Wednesday evening.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, in a statement, said the building formerly occupied by Kilms Mart, was being worked on by unskilled labourers resulting in a partial collapse.

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.”

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