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One killed as three-storey building collapses in Lagos

One killed as three-storey building collapses in Lagos
March 08
15:16 2020

Ezekiel Ajibola, a 35-year-old labourer, was killed when a three-storey building collapsed in Palm Grove area of Lagos.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the building, which was being renovated by Keystone Bank, collapsed on Saturday evening.

Oke-Osanyintolu said the canopy collapsed and killed the artisan on the ground level.

“The concrete canopy attached above door level on the ground floor collapsed due to inadequate reinforcement under the weight of concrete and was probably added on as an afterthought,” he said.


“The workers were working this evening around 7 p.m. and one of the artisans was apparently polishing the floor tiles, whilst another was at the top.

“The canopy collapsed on the artisan on the ground level and he lost his life.”

He said the area had been cordoned off to prevent any secondary incident while the recovery operation was completed at 9:30 pm.


The LASEMA DG said the Lagos state fire service, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and police were at the scene to retrieve the remains of the victim.


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