FOUR DEAD AFTER BUILDING COLLAPSES IN LEKKI, LAGOS

A five-storey building collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, resulting in the deaths of at least four people.

As of 9am, four people have been recovered dead and six others rescued.

The spokespersons for the National Emergency Management Agency, South West zone, Ibrahim Faronloye, and the Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, said search and rescue operation is ongoing.

The building at Chisco Bus stop, opposite Oando Filling Station, Lekki Phase One, is part of a new development being constructed in the coastal area in South West Nigeria.

Local residents who trooped to the scene say the disaster had long been expected as the developer, Lekki Gardens, allegedly build houses “in a speedy manner”.

One of the workers on site, a bricklayer, Victor Suru, a Benin citizen, told our correspondent that his friend, his wife died in the incident.

 

 

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Another worker, Sunday Agba, lamented how the developer, Lekki Gardens, fill water-logged lands and building almost immediately.

“We have no choice but to work. Normally they suppose to leave these lands for years before building on it. But they keep telling us to keep working even though the owe us.”

None of the officials around was willing to give any update.

 

Sources: Daily Post; The Punch; This Day

 

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