June 28, 2022

Emergency responders recovered one dead person from a building that collapsed in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Monday, October 18, 2021.

The building was said to collapse due to inadequate maintenance ,

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said two others were rescued when it deployed its agents to the collapsed building at Jumofak Bus-Stop, Haruna, Ikorodu.

Some part of the dilapidated two-storey building collapsed from the back due to inadequate maintenance, according to the agency.

The deceased was identified only as a man, with little else released to the public.

LASEMA conducted a risk assessment and sensitised residents to evacuate from the affected building.

Building collapse incidents are common in Lagos, a trend that has constantly worried the government.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ealier this month launched a rebranded Certificate of Completion and Fitness for Habitation to owners or developers of buildings that have satisfied the requirements for building construction.

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