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LASEMA says no death in Lagos building collapse

24 September 2015, 10:00

Lagos - Michael Akindele, General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said on Wednesday that no live was lost in the building collapse at Lekki, Lagos on September 22.

Akindele disclosed that the agency's search and rescue mission was concluded at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A two-storey building under construction at No. 37 Agungi-Ajiran Road, Lekki collapsed at about 6.30 a.m.

Two persons were rescue alive by residents before the arrival of rescue agencies.

Reports by eye-witnesses that four 'okada' riders sleeping in the building were trapped in the building compelled LASEMA officials to excavate the debris.

Also read: Another building collapses in Lagos casulaties unknown - LASEMA

''We mobilised two cranes to the site and they excavated the debris to the zero level.

''There was nobody dead or alive found and so the rescue mission was concluded at that point.

''The agency’s work as far as the collapse is concerned has ended.

''The relevant agencies like ministry of physical planning and the Lagos State Building and Control Agency (LASBCA) will continue their work,'' he said.

Akindele said that since the quality of materials used in constructing the building was doubtful, the relevant agency would carry out investigations on the materials.

The building has since been marked by LASBCA and notices to stop construction were served on the contractors handling the project.



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