Lagos building collapse
The death toll in a high-rise collapse in Nigeria's Lagos has risen to 42 while the number of survivors increased to 15, state authorities have announced.
The Lagos State government yesterday asked families of the victims of the collapsed 21-storey building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, to visit Mainland Hospital, Yaba, otherwise known as Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), for identification of recovered dead bodies.
25 Jul 2020
A three-storey building located at 95 Cemetry Street, directly opposite Ebute Metta Comprehensive Health Centre, Lagos, collapsed yesterday with two people trapped.
11 Jul 2020
A two-storey residential building under renovation collapsed overnight in Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos, killing two and injuring eight, the emergency services said on Saturday. Building collapses are tragically common in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, with millions living in dilapidated buildings and building regulations scarcely respected. "The incident happened around 2:00 am. The building was…
18 Jan 2020
A mother of five, Amarachi Ogonna, her children and two other persons yesterday escaped death by whiskers from the second Lagos building collapse in 2020.
17 Jan 2020
A unidentified man has been trapped under the rubble of an uncompleted three-storey building, which collapsed at 12 Alasepe Street, off Community Road, Ago Palace Way, Okota in Lagos State. “An adult male is presently trapped under the rubble and we have commenced a rescue operation," the director-general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu…
22 Mar 2019
The involvement of young school children in the recent ‘Ita Faji’ building collapse has understandably elicited widespread public comments in many quarters. Naturally, blames have equally been fairly apportioned in some cases. The avoidable tragedy is regrettable and our hearts genuinely go out to all victims of the sad episode. We commiserate with the family…
18 Mar 2019
Lagos State Government on Monday told owners of structures marked for demolition to rebuild them or risk forfeiture of their houses. The state physical planning and urban development commissioner Prince Rotimi Ogunleye gave the order while commiserating with families of victims of the collapsed building at Ita Faji Street on Lagos Island. Eight bodies were…
17 Mar 2019
Award-winning American beat maker, Swizz Beatz has shared his sympathies with victims of the collapsed building on Lagos Island a few days ago. Taking to his Instagram page to send his love and blessings to the families of the victims, he wrote, “Sending love and blessings to the families, children and teachers in #Nigeria #Lagos”…
15 Mar 2019
Twenty people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing a nursery and primary school in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, the authorities said on Friday.
14 Mar 2019
National President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), Kunle Awobodu, says there are over one thousand buildings unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island. Awobodu made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. He told NAN that BCPG had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of…