Lagos building collapse 'We warned occupants to vacate the house' - Official - Asdeen vibez

Lagos building collapse 'We warned occupants to vacate the house' - Official

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The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) said occupants of the three storey building which collapsed in the State on Monday, May 29, ignored warnings to vacate the house.

LASBCA Acting General Manager, Oyewale Joseph, said the building collapsed due to weak foundation and use of substandard materials.
Two people were reported killed while 14 others sustained injuries when the building, which was under renovation, collapsed at Daddy Alhaja Street in Apongbon area of Lagos Island.

"Before now, LABSCA district office on Lagos Island had served all statutory notices on this very building and having served all the notices, we have also sealed the building twice,"  Joseph told NAN.

"Last week Friday the building in question was sealed off and all the occupants were chased out by the enforcement team of LABSCA.

"The developer took advantage of the long weekend and began illegal renovation of this building; there is no renovation permit and there is no letter from the supervising engineer,"  he added.

He said that LABSCA is doing its best to ensure that all the distressed buildings on Lagos Island and within the state are under its control.

Earlier, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),  Mr Tiamiyu Adesina, had said his team would continue its search for possible survivors who might be trapped under the building.

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