By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Atleast five persons have been confirmed to sustain different degrees of injuries when a building collapsed on Lagos Island.
The Guild learned that the building on Obanikoro Street, Enu-Owa axis was been demolished manually yesterday by the five workers who were currently being hospitalized.
Confirming the number of casualties, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, disclosed that on–site investigations conducted by LASEMA’s Team showed that those hospitalized became victims of a failed controlled demolition.
Okunbor added that the structure been demolished collapsed on them while they were attempting to bring down the building.
He said: “Further, the entire premises of the collapsed building located in the heart of Enu Owa market has been cordoned off by LASEMA to forestall secondary incidents, while those in the neighborhood have been sensitized on the need to avoid the collapsed building site.
“The five victims of this ongoing operation, however, have been moved to nearby hospitals where they can easily received adequate medical attention”.