Building collapse

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said four persons died while one was rescued in the building collapse at Oye Sonuga Street in the Mushin area of Lagos State.

The NEMA South West Zonal Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, made this known on Friday.

Farinloye said two males and two females died, while one person was rescued from the collapsed building.

The Lagos State Government also said it would investigate the cause of the incident.

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The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, made this known via a statement issued on Friday.

Bamgbose-Martins, who visited the site of the three-storey building, which was said to be about 40 years old, directed that the building be pulled down immediately for safety reasons and to forestall further collapse.

He also directed the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory to unravel the cause of the collapse.

The Star



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