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Synagogue guest house sealed before collapse

23 September 2014, 16:36Oladeinde Lekan

Lagos - The Lagos State Government has revealed that the collapsed guest house inside the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was sealed few days before its collapse.

Abimbola Animashaun-Odunayo, General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, said the collapsed building had only been approved to have only three-storey structure.

She noted that her agency had sealed off the building few days before the incident but the church ignored the worries expressed by the agency and continued working on the building.

The government have said that it has no proof of the permit. Or maybe they have one they want to show the government,”

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She was, however evasive on what action the government would take should the church be found culpable.

She said she would not want to preempt the outcome of the investigation team carrying out a structural integrity test on the site of the incident.

Reminded that there is a law in the state, which allows the state to take control of any collapsed building, she said the outcome of the various tests will determine the action to be taken by government.

The National Emergency Management Agency and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency announced that a total of 131 people were rescued while 80 bodies were recovered from the site.

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