Lagos: Unfinished Storey Building Collapses, Kills Owner

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A two-storey building under construction collapsed on Tuesday killing the owner in Lagos.

Located at 77, Tapa Road, Oke-Ojo, Isawo in Ikorodu, Lagos State, the structure crumbled leaving the pastor owner identified as Daniel Obasi dead.

The Lagos State Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident, said the landlord was the only victim of the collapsed building.

Farinloye said the incident occurred at about 2.30 p.m on Tuesday, adding that Obasi was earlier reported trapped, but the body was later recovered from the rubble.

He said the deceased’s body had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ikorodu, adding that the collapsed building was an attachment to the main building.

Said Farinloye: “The cause of the collapse was suspected to be inadequate timeline to allow sand-filled land to compact properly before the construction started”.

He said further investigations would be conducted by relevant agencies.

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