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Two-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

A few days after a three-storey building collapsed in Ebute Metta, Lagos State killing at least 10 persons, another two-storey building in the Ago Palace Way area has also collapsed.

A few days after a three-storey building collapsed in Ebute Metta, Lagos State killing at least 10 persons, another two-storey building in the Ago Palace Way area has also collapsed.

Two-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

According to reports, the edifice located at Chris Igadi Street, off Ago Palace Way, opposite Kilimanjaro/ AP filling station, crumpled around 3 am on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Punch disclosed that the occupants of the building vacated the premises 2 hours before the tragedy after they noticed that the house was on the verge of collapsing.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, while speaking on the incident revealed that no life was lost and that the site of the structure has 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 5:23 am. The site will be handed over to LABSCA and Ministry of Physical Planning for further investigation.”

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