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Lagos building collapse: Resident miraculously survives



In a shocking turn of events, chaos erupted in the Kosofe area of Lagos as two adjacent buildings, one two stories and the other four stories high, dramatically crumbled to the ground. The heart-pounding incident unfolded at No. 47-49 Oduntan St., sending shockwaves throughout the city.

As the dust settled, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) swung into action. Their fearless responders raced to the scene to assess the extent of the catastrophe. Initial findings by the agency pointed to a grim cause – the buildings’ aging and shoddy maintenance. These revelations sent shivers down the spines of witnesses.

A harrowing twist emerged from the chaos. Amidst the rubble and despair, a heroic tale of survival emerged. A courageous male resident found himself plummeting from the topmost floor during the catastrophic collapse. Against all odds, he miraculously survived the terrifying fall and was promptly rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

In the wake of this catastrophe, authorities acted swiftly to avert further disasters. Residents of the compromised buildings were urgently instructed to vacate their homes. The coordinated efforts of LASEMA, the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), and the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) ensured the safety of these evacuees.

The grim verdict came swiftly – the buildings, having failed structural integrity tests conducted by LASBCA officials at the scene, were condemned and deemed a grave threat to the public and neighboring structures. The inexorable decision was reached: the buildings must be brought down to protect the lives of many.

Amidst the chaos, the resolute response team, bolstered by paramedics, RRS, LASBCA, and LNSC, worked tirelessly to salvage what they could from the wreckage. This heart-pounding incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of vigilance, maintenance, and the relentless dedication of emergency responders in safeguarding our communities.

Henry Oladele

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