Just about two weeks a three-storey building housing an elementary school collapsed at Massey Street, at Itafaji Axis of Lagos Island which led to the death of about 20 person, another building has collapsed in No. 50, Kakawa Street, off Odunlami Street, CMS in Lagos Island.
The present building which collapsed was a two-storey. The building collapsed at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday, 25th March, 2019. Information gathered at the site of the incident revealed that that collapsed building is one of those marked for demolition by Lagos State Government.
A witness at the scene of the collapse building stated that, “The building has been renovated several times after the owners realised its incurable faults.” However, at the point of this report, no casualty has been recorded. The current building that collapsed is one of those reportedly marked for demolition and the occupants had vacated the building following the state government instruction as learnt from residents of the area.
The collapsed building however affected other houses in the locality as a result of their proximity to the collapsed building.