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500-room building collapses in Lagos, kills two

500-room building collapses in Lagos, kills two

At least two persons have been hospitalized while others escaped with minor injuries on Sunday, when a building comprising over 500 rooms at number 47/49 Oduntan Street, Kosofe Local Goverment Area of Lagos State.

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NEMA bAs of time of writing this report, only two persons were confirmed injured by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

The injured persons were said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

NEMA’s South West Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye who confirmed the incident , said ” It occurred at Agboye Estate in Oduntan Street, Ketu. Two people had partial injuries and are responding to treatment.
” The building was a school turned residential housing more than 500 rooms.It partially caved-in yesterday afternoon”

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, also corroborated NEMA’s boss stance that there was no record of death.

According to Oke-Osanyitolu, “Upon arrival of the agency’s responders at the incident scene, a 2-storey building and a 4-storey building situated beside each other was found to have collapsed at the aforementioned address.

“Investigation conducted by the LRT revealed that the collapse could be attributed to ageing and poor maintenance on the part of the owner.

“Further investigation revealed that the staircase of the building caved in.

“Unfortunately, a male adult fell due to the impact of the collapse from the topmost floor, and has been taken to the hospital , while others sustained minor injuries.”

Jude Ogbonna

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