Another building collapses in Lagos, rescue operations begin

By AdvocateNews on 23/06/2019

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A one-storey building reportedly collapsed on Sunday in Oshodi area of Lagos, leaving at least eight people injured.

The building is said to have been located at No 35, Adesanya Street, Mafoluku area of the Oshodi-Isolo local government area.

According to Channels TV, Oke Osanyintolu, director-general of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed that no life was lost while eight persons sustained injuries.

LASEMA also took to its Twitter account to disclose that two people were trapped and rescued when the building went down.

“SITUATION REPORT ON THE COLLAPSED BUILDING AT 35, ADESANYA STREET, MAFOLUKU OSHODI a storey building at the address suddenly came down with two people said to be trapped and rescued and taken to a nearby hospital by neighbours before the arrival of the Agency’s LRT,” it tweeted.

“The building was undergoing illegal renovation before it collapsed this morning. There is an urgent need for complete demolition of the building before it causes any further disaster.  

"The building was undergoing illegal renovation before it collapsed this morning. There is an urgent need for complete demolition of the building before it causes any further disaster."

Posted 23/06/2019 7:27:37 PM

 

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