Lagos Building Collapses, LASBCA

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), has reported a partial building collapse at 6, Olonode Street, Alagomeji-Yaba, Lagos.

The incident happened in the early hours of Monday, May 25th because of the heavy rainfall in the area. Also Read: Kano State Govt. Frees Inmates

LASBCA General Manager, Engr. Biola Kosegbe said the collapsed building was a 3-floor structure which had previously been identified, sealed and marked for demolition.

However, all occupants had been evacuated by the Agency prior to the unfortunate incident.

Engr. Kosegbe stressed that since the rainy season is already here, owners of old buildings in the state should ascertain the level of structural stability of their property to avert collapse.

She maintained that the present administration will leave no stone unturned in sanitising the building construction industry.

All illegal or distressed buildings that are not in conformity with the state building laws, regulations and standards would be removed.

Also she restated that the Agency is committed to ensuring all building owners or developers across the city adhere strictly to all the regulations and safety precautions, so as to prevent or reduce the occurrence of building collapse in Lagos State.

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