The spates of building collapse in Lagos is becoming alarming just as another three-storey building on Wednesday has collapsed in Ebute Meta area of Lagos. It would be recall barely a week ago, a building collapsed in Yaba area of Lagos About half of the building located at on No. 29 Oloto Street, collapsed on the right side leaving the other half hanging dangerously over adjoining buildings. According to NAN, the building has not been occupied since 2012 after a portion at the back collapsed forcing residents to vacate. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) have been seen at the scene demolishing remaining parts of the building.
An eye witness, Dr Femi Adagunduro, said that the building collapsed in the early hours of Wednesday. “The collapse happened at exactly at 5.28 a.m. precisely and I called the police emergency number and they responded immediately,’’ he said. Adagunduro explained that the building had been marked for demolition since 2012 and that the occupants had made efforts to ensure it was pulled down without success. He lamented that the building was a hideout for social miscreants and refuse dump posing danger to the people’s health. Another resident, Mr RotimiAzeez, said that the back portion of the building had killed about 10 persons when it collapsed in 2012, leading to its being marked for demolition. “The demolition was delayed till it collapsed after 5 a.m. in the morning today,’’ he said.
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