A 35-year-old labourer, Ezekiel Ajibola, was killed when a
three-storey building under renovation by Keystone Bank collapsed in Palm Grove
area of Lagos on Saturday.
“The concrete canopy attached above door level on ground
floor collapsed due to inadequate reinforcement under the weight of concrete
and was probably added on as an afterthought.
“The workers were working this evening around 7 p.m. and one
of the artisans was apparently polishing the floor tiles, whilst another was at
“The canopy collapsed on the artisan on ground level and he
lost his life,” the LASEMA boss said.
He, however, said that the area had been cordoned off to
prevent any secondary incident while the recovery operation was completed at
Oke-Osanyintolu said that Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos
State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and police were at the scene and
concluded joint efforts to retrieve the remains of the victim.
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