July 13, 2024

Breaking: Another building collapses in Ago Palace Way in Lagos

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Glory Ebomah

A two-storey building on Chris Igadi Street, in Ago Palace Way area of Lagos State, collapsed early Saturday, May 7, 2022.

According to reports, residents in the building vacated the premises immediately after the building gave a sign it before the collapse.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said no casualty was recorded during the incident, added that the site of the collapsed structure had been handed over to the Lagos State Building Control Agency.

Oke-Osanyintolu said the collapsed two-story building on Chris Igadi Street, off Ago Palace Way, opposite Kilimanjaro/ AP filling station, around 3am this morning.

He added that while gathering information from the residents, its was revealed that the building gave signs several hours before it collapsed.

According to him, nobody was trapped as all the occupants evacuated the area as soon they began to notice signs 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 while the site will be handed over to LABSCA and Ministry of Physical Planning for further investigation,” he said.

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