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ONE DIES AS 2-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN LAGOS

One person was confirmed dead while three people were rescued, on Saturday, when a two-storey building collapsed in Lagos Island.

The incident occurred during the downpour.

The building under construction was located at Freeman Road, Lagos Island before the collapse was recorded in the afternoon.

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The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Agency confirmed the collapse in a preliminary report titled, ‘ Situation report on collapsed four-floor building at 4 Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island on Saturday, 21st May, 2022’.

The report read, “The Agency responded to the above incident which was already in violation of building safety protocols.

“It was discovered that the building had been captured by the LASBCA District Office and served with all Statutory Notices, Sealed at District and Central Enforcement Level.

“Further investigation determined that the developer had continued clandestine operations mostly at night and at the weekends.“An unconfirmed number of people are still trapped inside the building. Three people have been rescued alive while another was recovered dead

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“Search and Rescue operations ongoing. Further updates to follow.”

Lagos State has recorded three incidents of building collapse across the Yaba, Ebute-Metta and Okota areas, with 15 lives lost in recent months.

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