Panic as three-storey building collapses in Lagos

Panic as three-storey building collapses in Lagos

- A three-story building has collapsed along Cemetery road, opposite the health centre in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos state

- LASEMA has commenced operations to rescue those who may be trapped in the building

- The cause of the building collapse is yet to be ascertained at the time this report emerged

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A three-story building has collapsed along Cemetery road, opposite the health centre in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos state.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has commenced operations to rescue those who may be trapped in the building, Channels TV reported.

Panic as three-storey building collapses in Lagos

LASEMA commenced operation to evacuate anyone trapped in the building. Photo Credit: Omolola Essien
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The area has been cordoned off by LASEMA officials involved in the rescue operation.

Panic as three-storey building collapses in Lagos

The cause of the building collapse is yet to be ascertained. Photo Credit: Omolola Essien
Source: Twitter

The cause of the building collapse is yet to be ascertained at the time this report emerged.

Omolola Essien, the chairperson of the Lagos mainland local government also confirmed the incident in a tweet.

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In other news, the federal government has said that the busy Lagos Third Mainland Bridge would be shut for scheduled maintenance by the federal ministry of works.

The Nation reported that the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, said maintenance of the busiest bridge in the country was to replace damaged components for a better motoring experience.

Legit.ng gathered that the minister noted that the maintenance work would last from July 2020 to January 2021.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved projects worth a total of N109,187,264,000 for the ministry of works and housing and the ministry of education.

It was reported that the projects were approved during the FEC meeting held on Wednesday, July 8. The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari as Fashola and minister Adamu Adamu presented three memoranda.

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The FEC also approved the reimbursement of funds expended on federal roads by some state governments. The total sum to be reimbursed to five states is N148,141,987,161.25.

According to Sahara Reporters, the memo was presented by Fashola, at the third virtual council meeting presided over by President Buhari inside the Council Chambers of the State House on Wednesday, June 3.

Legit.ng gathers that the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, who briefed newsmen on behalf of Fashola, said the council had also warned that there will be no reimbursement in future should any state government venture into such projects without the approval of the federal government.

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