2-storey building collapses in Ojuelegba Lagos, no casualty recorded – LASEMA

2-storey building collapses in Ojuelegba Lagos, no casualty recorded – LASEMA

Another 2-storey building has collapsed in Ojuelegba area of Lagos state, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed.

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The 2-storey building that collapsed is located at 7, Rufai Street, Makinde, Ojuelegba, Lagos.

Confirming the incident, LASEMA boss, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said there was no casualty as occupants quickly vacated the structure before it caved in. He added that the the structure had already been marked for demolition and abatement notice served on the occupants to vacate in 2017. And were again served 2019 before the latest eventual collapse.

The building had 11 flats in it and LASEMA added that Lagos State government might likely confiscate the property according to policy of the state government on distressed collapsed structures in the state.

According to the tenants, the building actually started collapsing gradually since Oct. 18.

Emeka Anozie, one of the residents, said that when a window from the back flat collapsed around 7 p.m, he alerted all the remaining tenants who were busy removing their belongings to come out, adding that the entire building collapsed few minutes later.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said he immediately mobilised his team and other safety agencies to ensure protection of lives and properties in the area.

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