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BREAKING: Another 2-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos

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Lagos State was on Saturday greeted with another building collapse, the second in May.

This follows the collapsing of a two-story building located in Chris Igadi Street, around the Ago Palace Way area of the State.

Daily Report Nigeria gathered that residents of the building ran out of the premises immediately the structure showed signs of collapse.

This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who stated that no casualty was recorded during the incident.

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He added that the site of the collapsed structure has since been handed over to the Lagos State Building Control Agency.

He said, “The agency responded to the collapsed two-story building on Chris Igadi Street, off Ago Palace Way, opposite Kilimanjaro/ AP filling station, around 3am this morning.

“On arrival, information gathered from the residents revealed that the building gave signs several hours before it collapsed. Fortunately, nobody was trapped as all the occupants evacuated the area when the signs began two hours before the collapse.

“A headcount of occupants was carried out to ensure no occupants is missing and the remains of the building were cordoned off. The operation was concluded around 5:23am. The site will be handed over to LABSCA and Ministry of Physical Planning for further investigation.”

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The latest development is coming barely a week after a three-storey building collapsed in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State.

At least 8 persons, including a mother and her son were confirmed dead, while several others were left injured.

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