It’s another building tragedy as eight persons were reportedly injured after a building collapsed on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in the Mafoluku area of Oshodi in Lagos State.
According to Channels Television, Dr. Oke Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident.
Speaking further, he blamed the collapse on poor maintenance, adding that integrity tests will be carried out on adjacent buildings to ascertain their suitability and durability.
SITUATION REPORT ON THE COLLAPSED BUILDING AT 35, ADESANYA STREET, MAFOLUKU OSHODI
a storey building at the address suddenly came down with two people said to be trapped and rescued and taken to a nearby hospital by neighbours before the arrival of the Agency's LRT. pic.twitter.com/IHYoTcquoT
— LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) June 23, 2019
According to him, no death was recorded. However, occupants have been evacuated as the building is expected to be pulled down to ensure the safety of people living in the area.
He says council officials have also been directed to ensure proper maintenance of drainages around the area.