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Lagos Govt. begins investigations on Mushin collapsed building

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

As a measure to prevent other collapsed buildings, the Lagos State Government has commenced investigations to unravel circumstances responsible for a three-storey building to cave in on the occupants in Mushin Local Government.

As part of the ongoing investigations, the state government has concluded plans to immediately pull down the adjoining building to the ill-fated structure.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, announced the development on Friday while inspecting the collapsed building site in the state.

Bamgbose-Martins explained that the decision to immediately pull down the adjourning building was basically for the safety of the people.

The commissioner noted that the ill-fated three-storey building and the adjourning one were over 40 years old and could cave in on anyone living beside it.

“I have directed the Lagos State Building Control Agency( LASBCA) and the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory to unravel the cause of the collapse” he added.

Meanwhile, the commissioner commiserated with the family of the deceased occupants, assuring them that the government is working towards stemming the tide of a collapsed buildings.

No fewer than four occupants of the three-storey building have been confirmed dead and one other rescued under the rubbles at the site.

The four deceased occupants of the ill-fated building were said to be two females and two males who were inside the building when it caved in.

It was gathered that the building had been giving signs before it finally caved in on the occupants along Isolo road in Mushin.

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