Government speaks on fresh building collapse in Lagos

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Lagos State government has debunked claims that a fresh building collapsed on Monday in the state, with people trapped in respect of a structure on 57, Egerton Square, Oke Arin on Lagos Island.

Amateur videos had emerged on social media indicating that another building had collapsed on Lagos Island.

In one of the videos circulating, an eye-witness, who identified himself as chairman of Community Development Association (CDA) in the area, claimed that the building, which was among those marked for demolition, was being demolished by some men when suddenly it collapsed, injuring two people.

However, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, who spoke to newsmen in reaction to the trending videos, said that no building ever collapsed as being circulated online.

“What happened was that officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), were demolishing the said building on Egerton Square, and in the process a scavenger got injured while trying to pick up something from the building,” he said.

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