There are reports of a three-storey residential building that collapsed at the Odunfa Street area of Adeniji-Adele, Lagos Island, with many of the occupants of the building trapped inside the rubble.
Another building collapse in Lagos; occupants trapped in rubble
Another building has collapsed in Lagos Island, with many tenants reportedly trapped inside.
According to witnesses, the building which housed many tenants, fell after a heavy down pour in the night and many of the occupants could not escape.
The collapse of buildings in Nigeria, and particularly Lagos, has been on the increase in the past few years, lending credence to the notion that it is either the builders are cutting corners or the owners are using substandard materials to erect these buildings.
On September 22, a building under construction collapsed in the highbrow Lekki area of the state, with many labourers reportedly trapped inside.
The celebrated case of the collapse of a building inside the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, where hundreds of worshippers died, is still yet to be brought to a conclusion.
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