T*R*A*G*E*D*Y! One Dead as Building Collapse in Lagos

at 06:26 AM, 2/08/2012 (6 years ago)
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A three-storey building yesterday collapsed around Anikantamo area of Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island, leaving a 60 year-old woman injured.
A witness, Mr. Abiodun Adedamola, said the building, collapsed at about 1 p.m.
The witness said the residential building, which was about eight years old, collapsed without any sign.
“The building just collapsed this afternoon around 1 p.m. without any signs of structural defect.
“Right inside there, some persons might be trapped, as there are tenants in the house, but we do not know the number of persons trapped,” Adedamola said.
Mr Abiodun Towolawi, a cameraman with the Lagos State Physical Planning Development Authority (LSPPDA), said they (LSPPDA officials) were returning from Ajah, when they were informed of the accident.
Mr Femi Moliki, the authority’s spokesman, confirmed that a building indeed collapsed on the Lagos Island but said the casualty figure was yet to be ascertained.
National Emergency Management Authourity (NEMA) South West Zonal Coordinator Mr. Iyiola Akande who confirmed the incident said only one woman was trapped in the building.
“Only one woman was found trapped in the building. She has since been taken to the general hospital for medical attention. We are still on ground clearing the debris, but we believe there are no casualties,” Akande said. 
Meanwhile, the site had been cordoned off by security agencies working in collaboration with Lagos State officials, NEMA officials, and other emergency responders.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Lagos State and Federal Fire Services, the Red Cross, policemen and National Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel were seen attempting to rescue the trapped residents.
The police confirmed a 60-year-old woman sustained injuries after a three-storey residential building collapsed on the Island.
Command spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent said no life was lost in the incident and that police operatives from the nearby Adeniji Adele Police station area on ground to ensure that criminals do not take advantage of the situation to operate.
It was gathered that the building located at 3 Akintanmo Street, Adeniji Adele, Lagos collapsed in the afternoon.
The Nation learnt that the building which is over 10 years old had over 30 occupants.

Published at: 06:26 AM, 2/08/2012 (6 years ago)
Author: Omogbolahan Babs
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Solidstonez at 01:05 PM, 27/08/2012 (6 years ago)
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Solidstonez at 01:05 PM, 27/08/2012 (6 years ago)
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TOO BAD

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