November 16, (THEWILL) – A two-storey building, on Thursday, collapsed in Lagos, killing at least one person.
The building located at number 34 Oloto Street, Borno Way, off Freeman Street, Oyingbo, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of the State, suffered a partial collapse at about 7:35 am.
A resident in the area, Kehinde Adeboye, said the only casualty was an old woman in her early 80s.
Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, confirmed the incident.
“The Agency responded to distress calls concerning the above and upon arrival discovered a storey building in a state of partial collapse. Further information gathered at the incident scene revealed that an internal suspended beam in a room collapsed at about 7:45 am due to the ageing and lack of maintenance of the structure.
“Unfortunately, an old woman died from the impact of the partial collapse,” said Oke-Osanyitolu.
Officials of the LASEMA Response Team (LRU), paramedics, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and Lagos Ambulance Service, LASAMBUS, are on the ground to ensure safety and sanity.
“The building has been cordoned off and LABCA has been contacted for further action,” Oke-Osanyintolu added