How a 2-storey building under construction collapsed in Lagos, killed owner

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Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos

A two-storey building which is under construction in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Tuesday collapsed, killing its owner who was trapped inside.

The building is located at 77 Tapa Road, Oke-Ojo at Isawo community.

The owner of the building according to Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator of the Southwest Zonal Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is known as Pastor Daniel Obasi.

The body has since been recovered and taken to the morgue at the General Hospital, Ikorodu by the police.

The NEMA chief described the collapsed building as an attachment to the main building.

Quoting a neighbour of the deceased, the coordinator said that construction work was suspended earlier in the day, due to the ongoing Eid-el-Kabir festivities.

“The cause of the collapse was suspected to be inadequate time to allow land to compact properly before the commencement of construction and using of poor building materials,’’ said Farinloye.

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