BREAKING: Old Woman Dies as Another Building Collapses in Lagos

BREAKING: Old Woman Dies as Another Building Collapses in Lagos

  • An elderly woman died in a partial building collapse on Oloto street, Oyingbo, Lagos state, on November 16
  • The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident, adding that no other injuries occurred
  • The incident, attributed to the ageing and lack of maintenance of the structure, prompted a search and rescue operation by LASEMA, with the building cordoned off

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Oyingbo, Lagos state - A yet-to-be-identified old woman died when a building partially collapsed on Oloto street in the Oyingbo area of Lagos state on Thursday morning, November 16.

Lagos Building Collapse
A LASEMA responder looks on as an excavator works at the site of a building collapse in Lekki, Lagos, on September 4, 2022. Photo credit: Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP
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The woman died from the impact of the partial collapse, according to a statement released by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

The agency, however, said no one was injured in the collapse.

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Lagos building collapse: How the incident occurred

LASEMA's permanent secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency responded to the distress calls from members of the public and, upon arrival at the scene, discovered a storey building in a state of partial collapse.

“Unfortunately, an old woman died from the impact of the partial collapse. Search and rescue operation is still ongoing.
“In attendance are officials of LASEMA Response Team, LRU Paramedics, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and LASAMBUS," he said.

Legit.ng gathers that an internal suspended beam in a room in the building collapsed at about 7:45am.

The collapse was attributed to the ageing and lack of maintenance of the structure.

Lagos building collapse: Search and rescue operation ongoing

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LASEMA further stated that the building has been cordoned off while the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has been contacted.

The agency a search and rescue operation has also commenced.

Building with over 500 rooms collapses in Lagos

Legit.ng recalls that in September, a school-turned-residential building in the Ketu area of Lagos state also partially collapsed.

The building has over 500 rooms with hundreds of residents and is known as Agboye Estate on Oduntan Street, Ketu.

It first caved in following hours of rainfall that greeted most parts of Lagos. As residents were still trying to salvage their belongings, the building crumbled again, destroying another structure inside the compound before collapsing completely.

Source: Legit.ng

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