Labourer dies in collapsed 3-storey building in Lagos

March 7, 2020
58 Views

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.

Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency
(LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that
the canopy collapsed and killed the artisan on ground level.

“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 top.

“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
9:30 p.m.

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.

You may be interested

Nollywood star Ufuoma McDermott celebrates mum at 67
News
1 views
News
1 views

Nollywood star Ufuoma McDermott celebrates mum at 67

Webby - November 27, 2020

<!-- Ufuoma McDermott --> Ufuoma McDermott By Jennifer Okundia Nigerian actress Ufuoma McDermott, prays for her mother to celebrate even…

Fake News Sparked EndSARS Carnage – IGP
News
4 views
News
4 views

Fake News Sparked EndSARS Carnage – IGP

Webby - November 27, 2020

By Onwuka Gerald Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said that the carnage witnessed in some parts…

North East Governors Meet To Resolve Security Issues
News
3 views
News
3 views

North East Governors Meet To Resolve Security Issues

Webby - November 27, 2020

By Adejumo Enock Northeast Governors met in Yola, Adamawa State capital to discuss issues of kidnapping and insurgency ravaging most…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.