Another building collapse in Lagos 4 days after Oshodi incident

Another building has collapsed in Lagos leaving several people injured. The building is under construction, report says.

At the time of compiling this report, more than 10 people have reportedly been evacuated from the scene of the incident located at K Farm, Fagba, Off Iju Road.

It was gathered that the building which is under construction caved in early hours of Thursday morning.

The Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that officials of the agency were on ground to evacuate injured people.

“The building will be pulled to ground zero for the safety of the people living in the area. All the buildings adjacent/beside the collapsed building will be subjected to solid material testing,” Daily Times quoted him as saying.

Several buildings have collapsed in the densely populated city in the last six months. One of such sad incident is the Ita-faji building where close to 20 people including school pupils lost their lives.

On June 23, 2019, at least ten people were reportedly injured after a one-storey building collapsed in Oshodi area of Lagos State, at No 35, Adesanya Street, Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

There are several unreported building collapses in Lagos.

A few Nigerians who reacted to the incessant cases of building collapse in the city called on Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government to pull down buildings which were marked for demolition by the immediate past administration.

“I was meant to understand that this old building was earmarked for demolition by the Lagos state government, why did they allow tenants and school proprietors to continue to use the building. A thorough investigation much be carried out to find out those who authorized the continuous use of this dilapidated building. And adequate punishment meted on them,” a Facebook user Joseph Nwankwo said.

Another social media user, John Okoh, urged the state government to deal with developers of collapse buildings.

“Unqualified contractors who call themselves developers use substandard materials in building, assumed to be under a qualified civil engineer. Unless there’s strict law preventing people from building anyhow and strict enforcement, these building collapses will continue. There’s no earthquake, yet this is happening,” he lamented.

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