Lagos building collapse: No casualty recorded, as resident says evacuation of occupants “simply by the grace of God
Sept. 23, 2023
An occupant of the collapsed three story building in Lagos, Mr Gervase Anyanwu, a business man, has described the immediate evacuation of the occupants as “simply by the grace of God”.
Anyanwu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) on Saturday that all the occupants were able to run out of the building before it came down completely.
“Immediately we heard the sound, all the occupants of the building gathered at the mustard point, before evacuating for safety.
“No casualty was recorded,” Anyanwu said.
Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency also confirmed that there was no casualty in the three-Storey building that collapsed at Ikpoh Street, Surulere, Lagos.
Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, confirmed the incidence to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
The building came down at about 10.00 p.m. on Friday night at No. 14 Ikpoh Street Surulere.”.
However, NAN gathered from another resident of the street that the building had shown serious signs of distress before it came down.
As at the time of this report, escavation of the rubbles from the building was yet to commence, but all the relevant government agencies in charge of emergency had shown their presence at the site. (NAN)