A two-story structure in the Ago Palace Way district of Lagos state collapsed just a week after a building in Ebute Metta collapsed, killing ten people.
The two-story building on Chris Igadi Street, off Ago Palace Way, opposite Kilimanjaro/AP filling station, collapsed at 3 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, according to reports.
Residents of the building evacuated the premises two hours before the catastrophe after seeing a hint that it was about to fall, according to Punch.
Confirming the incident, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said no casualty was recorded.
Oke-Osanyintolu added that the site of the collapsed structure had been handed over to the Lagos State Building Control Agency.
He said, “The agency responded to the collapsed two-story building on Chris Igadi Street, off Ago Palace Way, opposite Kilimanjaro/ AP filling station, around 3am this morning.
“On arrival, information gathered from the residents revealed that the building gave signs several hours before it collapsed. Fortunately, nobody was trapped as all the occupants evacuated the area when the signs began two hours before the collapse.
“A headcount of occupants was carried out to ensure no occupants is missing and the remains of the building were cordoned off. The operation was concluded around 5:23 am. The site will be handed over to LABSCA and Ministry of Physical Planning for further investigation.”
It’s unclear if the two-storey building had been marked for demolition by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) before it collapsed.