Eight injured as another building collapses in Lagos – Independent Observers

Eight injured as another building collapses in Lagos

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By Kunle Adedoyin

No less than eight people have been reportedly injured after a one-storey building collapsed in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.

The building is said to have collapsed on Sunday at No 35, Adesanya Street, Mafoluku area of the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area.

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.”

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— LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) June 23, 2019

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

Also in March, a three-storey building housing a primary school collapsed at Ìta-Fàájì, Lagos Island, killing at least 12 persons, including nine children.

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