BREAKING: One dead as another building collapse in Lagos

BREAKING: One dead as another building collapse in Lagos

One person has been confirmed dead after a two-storey building collapsed on the Lagos Island area of Lagos State.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon, The PUNCH gathered.

It was learnt that the building was under construction before its collapse.

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According to an eyewitness, the building collapsed after heavy rainfall at Freeman Road, Lagos Island.

The PUNCH gathered that one person was rescued alive.

“To guarantee the safety of lives and property by ensuring that we put a halt to lives being cut short by incidents of building collapse, the government has been compelled to invoke the relevant sections of the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 2019, as amended, to address the crisis,” Lagos Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, had said in a statement on Wednesday, May 11.

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