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Many Injured As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

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At least twelve people were injured in a fresh case of building collapse in Lagos State.

At least twelve people were injured in a fresh case of building collapse in Lagos State.

Collapsed building in Lagos
Collapsed building in Lagos

The three-storey building in Fagba area of Lagos state, still under construction, collapsed on Wednesday night, leaving many people trapped in the rubble.

The chief executive officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident to reporters.

She said there were no mortalities recorded. She also said that victims of the incident are currently undergoing treatment.

“This is just to inform you that a three-story building collapsed at K Farm, Fagba, Off Iju Road,” she said.

“It was a building under construction, and people occupying the building have been evacuated and the injured are responding to treatment.

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

“However the building will be pulled to ground zero for the safety of the people living in the area.

“All the buildings adjacent or beside the collapsed building will be subjected to solid material testing, for your information.”

The sad incident comes days after eight people were injured after a one-storey building collapsed in the Oshodi area of the state.

On June 13, three people were also hospitalised following the collapse of a storey building under construction in the Magodo area of the state.

Editor’s note : Photo used for illustrative purpose.

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