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One Hospitalised, Others Injured As Buildings Collapse In Lagos

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One person is said to be rushed to the hospital after two buildings collapsed in Kosofe Local Government Area (LGA) in Lagos.

The collapsed buildings, no. 47/49 Oduntan Street saw others escaped with minor injuries.

Confirming the incident, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, said at press time that there was no record of death.

“Upon arrival of the agency’s responders at the incident scene, a 2-storey building and a 4-storey building situated beside each other was found to have collapsed at the aforementioned address.

“Investigation conducted by the LRT revealed that the collapse could be attributed to ageing and poor maintenance on the part of the owner.

“Further investigation revealed that the staircase of the building caved in.

“Unfortunately, a male adult fell due to the impact of the collapse from the topmost floor, and has been taken to the hospital , while others sustained minor injuries.”

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To this, residents of the buildings have been advised to vacate the premises immediately as the buildings have been put under the supervision of the combined team of LASEMA, Rapid Response Team, RRS, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LABSCA and Lagos Neighborhood and Security Corps, LNSC, in order to avert further secondary incident.

The affected buildings would be pulled down after it failed structural integrity test following confirmation by LABSCA official at the scene, hence, posing a threat to the public and adjoining buildings.

Team of the LASEMA response/paramedics, RRS, LABSCA and LNSC were still on ground at the incident scene working together to ensure total evacuation of occupants and security of lives and property.

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