12 days after the collapse of a three-storey building at Magodo Phase 1 Lagos, another two-storey building has collapsed at Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Thursday evening.
Journalists who visited the scene at No 7, Rufai Street, Ojuelegba, said no live was lost in the incident which occurred at about 8:55 p.m. on Thursday.
Some of the residents, who spoke with NAN, said that virtually all the inhabitants had vacated the building before the crash but still had some of their belonging inside the building.
The tenants said the building actually started collapsing gradually since Oct. 18.
Mr Emeka Anozie, one of the residents, said 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.
Newsmen also learnt that the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) had on March 25, 2019 marked the building and warned the residents and the landlord to vacate the premises.
It is also learnt that LASBCA also served another notice to the landlord on May 21.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said he immediately mobilised his team and other safety agencies to ensure protection of lives and properties in the area. NAN reports that environment and safety officials of the Lagos State Government have commenced demolition of the collapsed building.
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