Another two-story structure has collapsed in the Ago Palace Way sector of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, according to emergency authorities.
At 3 a.m. on Saturday, the two-story structure on Chris Igadi Street, off Ago Palace Way, across from the Kilimanjaro/AP filling station, collapsed.
Five days prior, a three-story building in Lagos’ Ebute Metta neighborhood fell, killing ten people and rescuing 23 others.
According to Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, the crisis was addressed at 3 a.m. on Saturday.
“Information received from residents suggested that the structure provided symptoms several hours before it collapsed,” says the report. Fortunately, no one was trapped because all of the residents departed the area two hours before the fall.
“The ruins of the building were roped off and a head count of people was conducted to verify no occupants were missing,” he said.
He went on to say that the operation ended about 5:23 a.m. and that the site would be turned over to LABSCA and the Ministry of Physical Planning for further investigation.