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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Building collapse: LASG marks two new buildings for demolition~NEWSEXTRA




The Lagos State Government on Wednesday marked two new buildings for demolition within the vicinity where a single-storey building collapsed on Tuesday.


The notice, which was served by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, also gave the occupants in the building two days within which to vacate the area.


Gfhnews reports that the building at Ijaye bus Stop in Alagbado on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway collapsed on Tuesday with many of the occupants trapped in the rubble.


The building, mostly occupied by traders who deal on building materials, was said to have collapsed at about 3.30p.m.


None of the occupants of the building died in the incident but a pregnant woman was injured as she jumped to safety.


It was learnt that the woman, who bled profusely, is now recuperating at the General Hospital at Ile Epo in Oke Odo Local Council Development Area in Lagos.


An official of agency, who preferred anonymity, said the buildings had no development permit, adding that the uncompleted building in the premises would be demolished later in the day.


The official said the other two buildings within the collapsed building would be demolished at the end of the expiration of the two-day notice.


The notice read in parts that “Upon inspection of the property at the above address, it appears the provisions of the agency regulations made in pursuant to the urban regional planning and development Law 2010 had been contravened.


“If you dispute the above contravention, you are requested to bring all documents in support of your case, including the building development permit to the undersigned within 24 hours of the service of this notice… or the other buildings would be demolished within 48 hours.”


The building, said to have been built and completed in the last four months, was officially declared open on Monday.


Some of the occupants of the collapsed building were of praises to God that no one died in the incident, except for their wares trapped in the rubble.

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