Many Trapped As Building Collapses In Ikoyi, Lagos State

Many Trapped As Building Collapses In Ikoyi, Lagos State
Many artisans were feared Friday evening killed after a building under construction collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The ugly incidence occurred at around 4:10pm and according to our sources, the two-storey building was in the course of decking its second floor.

The cause of the collapse isn't yet known, but according to some, it could be as a result of the use of substandard materials.
Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said that the number of people trapped in the incidence are yet to be ascertained.
“LASEMA has already activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building. Lagosians within the vicinity of the incident have been enjoined to stay calm and allow emergency responders to do their job.
“We are yet to know the number of persons trapped but I can tell you it was an uncompleted building and workers were on site,” 
he said.
The CEO also said that the LASEMA and LASEPA have evacuated and disposed rotten edible items found in five containers at Sifax, off Dock Nigeria Limited, Apapa, Lagos State.
According to him, the evacuation was following the inspection of the containers after the residents raised an alarm concerning a stench and release of toxic gas into the environment.

Quoting him,
 “A joint action team comprising the DG/CEO LASEMA and GM LASEPA has conducted an on the site inspection of the containers. The joint team discovered edibles including fish which had become rotten due to faulty refrigerators.
“The absence of emergency action preparedness plan and appropriate safety measures in place to curtail such incidence and guard against reoccurence was observed.
“A total of 25 containers were located. Five containers laden with edibles have faulty refrigerators. The edibles have therefore defrosted and have become rotten causing severe health hazard to the environment.
“Thirteen houses are located on the street where the containers are located, leaving huge impact on house numbers 2, 4, 6 and 8 Trinity Close Apapa. LASEMA and LASEPA has evacuated and dispose the rotten items.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army begin the Operation Identification nationwide today, as they get sued by Femi Falana.
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