Another building collapses in Lagos

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For the second time in less than one week, another building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, with over 21 million population and a housing deficit of of over three million.

The latest collapse, which occurred on Wednesday night, was a three-storey building located at Farm Fagba, off Iju road. It was a building under construction.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), which confirmed the incident, said victims have been evacuated and the injured are responding to treatment at a hospital.

“No deaths recorded. All the key stakeholders that are important in managing disaster in Lagos are on ground.

However, the building will be pulled to ground zero for safety of the people living in the area,” LASEMA said.

All the buildings adjacent and beside the collapsed building, according to the agency, would be subjected to solid material testing and integrity tests.


Joshua Bassey

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