Tragedy Averted As Workers Escape Two-Storey Building Collapse In Lagos

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A group of construction workers has escaped death after a two-storey building under construction suddenly collapsed in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.


Benco News  reports that the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday, where she noted that no one was trapped as all the construction workers on site escaped unhurt.


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The incident which happened at 17, Olanrewaju Street, Alausa, Ikeja, was reported to the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, which swung into action to rescue the situation.


Speaking on the incident, Margaret said:“There has been a partial 2nd decking collapse of a two story building under construction having its supporting base give way.”


“Eventually, the crew was able to rescue the situation and forestall a secondary incident as no one was trapped and all the construction workers on site escaped unhurt.”


Building collapse is a common occurrence in some Nigerian cities.


Bad workmanship, low-quality materials, and corruption to bypass official oversight are often blamed for Nigerian building disasters

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