Two-storey building collapses in Lagos, kills Octogenarian

Two-storey building collapses in Lagos, kills Octogenarian

A woman said to be in her 80s died during a partial collapse of a two-storey building located at number 34 Oloto Street, Borno Way, off Freeman Street, Oyingbo, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of the state on Thursday morning, November 16.

The incident occurred at about 7.45am.

Permanent Secretary, of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, who confirmed the casualty, said no record of further injury in the unfortunate incident.

According to Oke-Osanyitolu, the agency received distress calls at about 8:30 am and the rescue team arrived at about 8:42 am.

“The Agency responded to distress calls concerning the above and upon arrival discovered a storey building in a state of partial collapse. Further information gathered at the incident scene revealed that an internal suspended beam in a room collapsed at about 7:45 am due to the ageing and lack of maintenance of the structure.

Unfortunately, an old woman died from the impact of the partial collapse.”he said

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