A building collapse in the Oyingbo area of Lagos on Thursday claimed the life of an 80-year-old-woman and displaced seven families.
The Territorial Coordinator, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
DAILY POST had reported that a storey building, located at 34 Olowo Street by Borno Way, off Freeman Street, Oyingbo, Lagos State, partially collapsed on Thursday.
Farinloye said the building had shown signs of distress for a very long time and finally collapsed partially on Thursday morning.
He said two households were fortunate to escape from the building shortly before the incident occurred at about 7:45 am.
“It was reported that the two storey building located at No 34, Oloto Street, off Borno way, Ebute Metta, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area with GPS coordinates: N6°28’42.09 – E3°23’11.09 had been showing signs of distressed earlier.
“In order to prevent further threats to the residents of the neighbourhood, the officials of Lagos State Building Control Agency has commenced immediate and tactical demolitions of the remaining parts of the building,” Farinloye said.