Ebute Metta: NEMA Speaks On Evacuation Of Collapsed Building Occupants
The Lagos State Government has started evacuating occupants of a three-storey building that collapsed in Ebute Metta on Sunday night.
The Zonal Coordinator Southwest, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, stated this in an interview with reporters on Monday in Lagos.
Farinloye stated officials of the Lagos State Building Collapse Agency (LASBCA) had begun the evacuation of occupants of the distressed building before it finally collapsed on Sunday.
The NEMA official said the evacuation was ongoing to save lives and property, adding that the building had shown signs of serious distress, with part falling off.
Farinloye disclosed that the building had earlier been marked as distressed but the occupants were deviant in leaving the premises.
He said that the building is located at No.100 Lagos Street, about 200 metres away from the earlier collapsed three-storey building at 32, Ibadan Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
“The building has shown signs of serious distress, with part falling off.
“The building had earlier been marked as distressed but the occupants were deviant in leaving the premises,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has announced that 20 persons had been rescued alive from the collapsed building.
The agency added that two who sustained severe injuries were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for treatment, and the death toll had risen to five.