No Casualty in Collapsed Lagos 3-Storey Building -NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday confirmed that there was no casualty in the 3-storey building that collapsed at Ikpoh Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

The building came down at about 10.00 pm on Friday at No. 14 Ikpoh Street, Surulere.

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.

Anyanwu said that before the building came down, there was a large sound at one of its wings.

“Immediately we heard the sound, all the occupants of the building gathered at the mustard point, before evacuating for safety”, adding that 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 of 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 had shown their presence at the site.