Sunday, 20 March 2016

Another building collapses in Lagos killing 47-year-old


A two-storey building at 9 Alli Close, Mile 12, Lagos, collapsed on Saturday morning killing a 47-year-old woman.

Michael Akindele, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident and attributed the incident to poor maintenance of the building.

“It was a partial collapse which affected the balcony of the building. One female victim was killed and the building has been condoned off for safety. The agencies on ground include LASEMA, ERT, Lagos State fire service and the Nigerian police force, Alapere division.

“Investigation and assessment conducted revealed that the building had shown sign of distress as some portion of the balcony was caving in.

“The 47-year-old woman sustained bodily injury and died on her way to the hospital. The occupants of the 16-room building have been evacuated and the building condoned off for safety.”

The incident happened two weeks after a building collapsed at Lekki, killing about 34 persons.

This article originally appeared on The Nation Newspaper