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Lagos Building Collapsed Due To Aging Structure – LASEMA

The two-storey building that collapsed in the Palm Grove area of Lagos State on Wednesday was as a result of aging of the structure.

In a statement released to newsmen, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the structure collapsed to ground zero in the early hours of the day.

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It says the affected building located at No 15, Oke Arin Street, Ilupeju Palm Grove have been abandoned for long .

It explains that though no life was lost to the incident, one man was injured, adding that the building had been cordoned off.

“Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred at about 12:45 am due to aging of the structure,” LASEMA said in the situation report. “Fortunately, no loss of life.

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“However, one adult male sustained a minor injury and has been taken to the hospital. The affected building has been cordoned off in order to prevent any threat. Operation (has been) concluded and Cobra team heading back to base.”

Wednesday’s incident is the latest in the chains of building collapses recorded in Lagos as the government works to stop the trend.

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