A two-storey building collapsed on Wednesday morning in the Palm Grove area of Lagos State. The incident was confirmed in a situation report by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
According to the agency, the building said to be abandoned is located at No 15, Oke Arin Street, Ilupeju Palm Grove.
The statement said, “No life was lost to the incident. Although one man was injured, the building has been cordoned off.
“Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred at about 12:45 am due to ageing of the structure. Fortunately, no loss of life.
“However, one adult male sustained a minor injury and has been taken to the hospital. The affected building has been cordoned off in order to prevent any threat. Operation (has been) concluded and Cobra team heading back to base.”
This is the latest building collapse recorded in Lagos state. A high-rise block of luxury flats under construction collapsed in November 2021 in the Ikoyi area of the state, killing at least 40 people.
In February, another building under construction in the Yaba area of the state collapsed, trapping some workers. In May, a three-storey building located at 4, Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island, collapsed during heavy rainfall, leaving at least two persons dead.