The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of one person after a storey building collapsed in the Aromire area of Ikeja, Lagos State on Wednesday.
The agency said the building formerly housed Kilms Mart, a supermarket but partially collapsed due to construction work by some unskilled workers on site.
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“The Agency swiftly responded to the emergency call immediately it was escalated and activated its emergency response plan by deploying its responders to take full control of the situation,” LASEMA’s Permanent Secretary, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in a Thursday statement.
“Unfortunately, an adult male reported to be a welder lost his life instantly at the scene. His remains were recovered and removed from the scene.
“The post-disaster assessment conducted by the Agency’s Team indicates that the building does not pose any threat to adjoining buildings. The building was cordoned off and Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, and Nigeria Police were contacted for further action.”