Three-storey building collapses in Lagos 

CITIZENS COMPASS —A three -storey building under construction on Thursday, collapsed on Lagos Island. 

The building under construction collapsed at No 1 Isalegangan street by Itafaji market at about 10:15a. m. 

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident to our Correspondent lamenting that rescue efforts were hampered due to the narrow nature of the street hosting the building. 

“The Agency responded to the scene of incident and conducted a thorough assessment as follows

“ It was observed that structure collapsed on its own without external factor

“The access street is very narrow and will be difficult for heavy duty vehicular operations. 

“The recommendation is that

Lasbca carry out  the manual demolition of the few pillars that are still standing. 

“The manual  site clearance will be coordinated by Lasema Lekki base so that the road could be free from the debris related to construction work before the collapse. 

“Members of the public are being engaged in order to stay away from the incident scene.”

It could not be ascertained if there were fatalities.

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