An elderly woman lost her life on Thursday morning as a building on Oloto Street in the Oyingbo area of Lagos State experienced a partial collapse. The tragic incident, reported by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), resulted in the woman’s demise due to the impact of the collapse.
Fortunately, LASEMA confirmed that no one else suffered injuries in this unfortunate building collapse in Lagos. The incident unfolded at approximately 7:45 am when an internal suspended beam in a room gave way, a consequence of the structure’s aging and lack of maintenance.
Rescue operations underway following the building collapse
Following the building collapse, a swift search and rescue operation was initiated at the site, which has since been cordoned off to ensure the safety of those in the vicinity.
This distressing event highlights the pressing issue of how building collapses in Lagos, echoing a recurring reality in Nigeria. The incident is a stark reminder of the risks associated with aging structures that demand vigilant maintenance.
The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has been notified, and efforts are underway to address the aftermath of the collapse and prevent future tragedies associated with building instability.
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