At least one male adult was on Sunday injured when neighbouring two-storey and four-storey buildings collapsed at 47, 49 Oduntan Street in Ketu, Kosofe local government area of Lagos State.
Confirming the development, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said: “Upon arrival of the Agency’s responders at the incident scene, a 2-storey building and a 4-storey building situated beside each other were found to have collapsed at the aforementioned address.
“Investigation conducted by the LRT revealed that the collapse could be attributed to ageing and poor maintenance on the part of the owner.
“Unfortunately, a male adult fell due to the impact of the collapse from the topmost floor, and has been taken to the hospital.
“However, the said building will be pulled down as it has failed structural integrity test as confirmed by LABSCA official at the scene, hence posing a threat to the public and adjoining buildings.”
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