Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the collapse of a two-storey building at Agarawu, Palm Church, behind Lagos Central Mosque.
Oke-Osanyintolu told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the building collapsed as a result of lack of maintenance and structural instability.
“However, there was no loss of life or injury sustained in the incidence.
“The LASEMA Response Team (LRT), Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Lagos State Neighborhood Corps (LNSC), Police and Lagos State Ambulance (LASAMBUS) were responders at the scene of the incident.”
He said that recovery operation had taken place to ensure the safety of lives and property in the area.
In a related development, NAN also reports a fire outbreak which occurred in a storey building situated at 22, AIT road kola bus stop Alagbado, on Friday, in Lagos.
Oke-Osanyintolu said that when the LASEMA team arrived the scene of the incident, it discovered that a storey building consisting of four flats of three bedrooms each, was gutted by fire.
“Further investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was due to an electrical surge which emanated from the ceiling fan in the living room and which escalated to other rooms in the affected flat.
“Fortunately no loss of life or injuries was recorded at the incident.
“The fire was curtailed and finally put out by the combined efforts of the Agency’s LRT (Dolphin Squad) and Men of Lagos State Fire Service Operations,” he said.