No casualty was recorded ,NEMA reacts as 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday confirmed that there was no casualty in the three-storey building that collapsed at 14 Ikpoh Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, confirmed the incident to NAN in Lagos.

The building came down at about 10:00 p.m. on Friday night.

Meanwhile, an occupant of the building, Mr Gervase Anyanwu, a businessman, told NAN that all the other occupants were able to run out of the building before it came down completely.

He said there was a large sound in one of its wings before it fell 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.

Anyanwu said the immediate evacuation of the occupants was “simply by the grace of God”.

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, excavation of the rubble from the building was yet to commence, but all the relevant government agencies in charge of emergency were present at the scene.

 

No casualty was recorded ,NEMA reacts as 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

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