Eze Christian , a resident of an uncompleted building on Alasepe Street, off Community Road , Ago Palace Way, Okota , Lagos State has recounted his close shave with death when the three storey building collapsed on Friday.
Christian , who lived on the ground floor of the building , said he was jolted from his sleep by the bang of the collapse around 8 am .
He said , “ I was sleeping when I heard a loud sound .
It was as if I was dreaming. I opened the door and ran out.
While I was trying to escape, some bricks fell on my leg.
One person was trapped but he had been rescued. His leg broke . ”
A neighbour, Ijedu Nnaya , said his in law was trapped in the building but was rescued by firefighters .
“ He was rushed to a hospital .
The foundation of the building was weak, ” he added .
While the rescue operation was ongoing in Okota , a two -storey building collapsed in Agarawu on Lagos Island.
The Director – General , Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Oluwafemi Oke -Osanyintolu , confirmed the two incidents .
He said the two – storey building collapsed due to the lack of maintenance and structural defect .
“ However , there was no loss of life at the scenes . LASEMA , Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp , the Nigeria Police and LASAMBUS responded to the incidents , ” he added .
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