One injured as another building collapses in Lagos

Collapsed three-storey building in Yaba

One person has been confirmed injured following the collapse of a two-storey building in the Palmgrove area of Lagos State on Wednesday.

A statement by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the building is located at No 15, Oke Arin Street, Ilupeju, Palmgrove.

It added that no life was lost to the incident, although one man was injured.

According to LASEMA, the building, said to have been abandoned before the collapse, has been cordoned off.

“Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred at about 12:45 am due to aging of the structure. Fortunately, no loss of life.

“However, one adult male sustained a minor injury and has been taken to the hospital. The affected building has been cordoned off in order to prevent any threat. Operation (has been) concluded and Cobra team heading back to base,” the statement said.