The dying toll from the three-storey building that collapsed at 24, Ibadan Avenue, Off Murtala Mohammed Way, within the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State on Sunday, May 1, has risen to 10 together with a corper.
Confirming this development to newsmen, the acting coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, stated one other building within the area where the unfortunate incident occurred has been sealed as it’s showing signs of distress.
“Another three-storey building on Lagos Avenue, about 200 metres away from the present scene has shown signs of misery with part throwing pebbles and falling off. The building had also been marked as distressed, however the occupants have been deviant. Nonetheless, the building has been re-sealed and occupants evacuated by officers of Lagos State Buildings Control Agency.
Ten deaths have been confirmed, six males and 4 females, together with a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member. Twenty 4 individuals have been rescued alive, together with seven children and 17 adults.”Farinloye stated
In the meantime, the landlord’s son in care of the collapsed building, who was previously living in the house, instructed newsmen that he had since given the occupants of the building notice to evacuate, however claimed that they refused to adhere to the quit notice.
Farinloye stated the landlord’s son revealed that he needed to leave the building and rented an condo in the same neighborhood. He additional said that the tenants and other occupants stopped paying lease to anyone for long.
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