No casualty in Lagos building collapse – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency, has said there was no casualty in the three-storey building that collapsed at 14, Ikpoh Street in the Surulere area of Lagos State.

The Lagos State Territorial Coordinator for NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed this to journalists on Saturday.

Sunday PUNCH gathered that the building came down at about 10:00 p.m. on Friday but the occupants escaped before it completely collapsed.

They were said to have gathered at the mustard point before eventually evacuating for safety.

Meanwhile, there were claims that the building had shown serious signs of distress before it came down.

Excavation of the rubble from the building had yet to commence as of the time this report was filed, but relevant government agencies in charge of emergency were present at the scene.

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