Lagos: One dies as abandoned building partially collapses



A welder died instantly on Wednesday after an abandoned building he was working on partially collapsed.

The building is located opposite Domino’s Pizza on Aromire Road, Ikeja.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr.  Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said on a statement that “the agency  responded to distress calls and upon arrival, discovered that a storey building formerly occupied by KILMS MART, was being worked on by unskilled labourers, resulting in a partial collapse.

An adult male reported to be a welder lost his life instantly at the scene. His remains were recovered and removed from the scene.
The post-disaster assessment conducted by the agency’s LRT indicates that the building is stable and does not pose a threat to other buildings around.
The building has been cordoned off and LASBCA and Nigeria Police have been contacted for further action.
No further updates.”


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