Three-storey building collapses in Lagos during downpour

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A three-storey building at Ita Faaji Market in the Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State collapsed during the downpour on Thursday.

PUNCH Online learnt that the incident which happened around 9am caused panic in the community.

The Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Magaret Adeseye, in a statement obtained by our correspondent, said the building was under renovation before it caved in.

She, however, added that the construction workers escaped unhurt.

“A three-storey building under renovation at 24, Binuyo Street off Ita Faaji Market, Lagos, collapsed during a downpour. The few artisans on site escaped unhurt,” the statement read in part.

Adeseye further disclosed that its personnel from Ebute Elefun Fire Station and other state emergency responders were at the scene of the collapse.

The LSFRS boss noted that the supposed cause of the collapse was unknown, adding that recovery operations had since been concluded.

The PUNCH reported that a yet-to-be-identified woman said to be 80 years old died as the staircase of a storey building caved in the Oyingbo area of the state in September 2023.

The Lagos State Building Control Agency while condoling with the victims of the collapsed building blamed the non-compliance on the vacation notice on the part of occupants of the building.

Emergency responders raced to the scene for a rescue mission following the incident.

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