Three-storey building collapses in Lagos, three dead

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Three-storey building collapses in Lagos
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Three-storey building collapses in Lagos, three dead

A three-storey building located at 16, Akanbi Crescent,  off Adesina Adesina Street, Harvey, Yaba, Lagos State has collapsed, leaving three dead.

Two others were also rescued from the site.

Three-storey building collapses in Lagos, three dead

It was gathered that a section of the building which is still under construction collapsed onto another building beside it.

While the cause of the collapse is not yet known, an eye witness who spoke with the media said a part of the building had collapsed last year. She disclosed that the construction went ahead despite the collapse as no appropriate authorities weighed into the matter.

The building was said to have given signs with rubbles flying on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.

When one of the neighbours drew the attention of the workers to the distressed situation of the building, they told him off.

Three-storey building collapses in Lagos, three dead
Rescue work at the scene

They said the flying rubbles were as a result of ongoing construction work.

However, close observation revealed that the building tilted toward where the septic tank is located.

Proper investigation on the case of the collapse will be carried out by the State to determine the cause of the collapse after the emergency phase

Three-storey building collapses in Lagos

This comes few months after a 21-storey building collapsed at Ikoyi area of the state.

As of last count by the Lagos state government, a total of 46 deaths were confirmed from the incident.