4 Injured As Another Building Collapsed On Lagos Island

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4 Injured As Another Building Collapsed On Lagos Island

Several people were feared trapped as another building collapsed on Egerton Street, Oke-Arin, Lagos Island today, Monday, March 18, 2019.

The incident happened barely one week after a three-storey building collapsed on Massey Street, in the Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island, killing 20 people and injuring 40, including school children.

The ill-fated building is located on No. 57, Egerton Street, with many occupants, reportedly trapped.

According to reports, the collapsed structure had been marked for demolition by the Lagos State government.

Information emerging from the scene of the collapsed building revealed that officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), were demolishing a structure, which was among those earmarked for demolition, when a building beside it partially collapsed, injuring four occupants. The affected persons were said to have been rushed to the hospital for treatment.

6 thoughts on “4 Injured As Another Building Collapsed On Lagos Island

    • The buildings are built with sub standard materials. The contractors use the money given them to build the house for themselves and buy sub standard materials to build for the owner. Instead of using a bag of cement to mold 20 blocks, they use it to mold 50 blocks; so the blocks used to build the house will not last long because the house was built with inferior materials.

  1. We need to redefine ourselves by strengthening our laws in Nigeria. The first time the Building Control Agency marked that building for non compliance should have been the last day anyone stays in that house. When I kept repeating that we need to have a tougher law you may be thinking I’m crazy. If we don’t have any law that guides us to do the right thing, then we just automatically give ourselves a spot under a failed state bracket.

    To be honest with you folks, Nigeria is no more a Country. It has become a death trap and cemetery for its citizens. People are living their life’s as if they are not assure of surviving the next day. We keep moving on as if everything is fine with us. All it takes is for us to do the right thing. Our behavior has become substandard even in Animal kingdom there is orderliness and protocols yet we don’t see anything wrong with us. In order to become a role model for other African nations, don’t we think we must exhibit a sign of capability. You don’t just become a boss by running your mouth, you have to show a sign of ability to lead.

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