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One Dead, Five Injured as Another Building Collapses in Lagos

Boom RadioNG | May 26, 2024
LASEMA Response Teams, other first responders in Search and Rescue operation at incident scene of Papa Ajao, collapsed building in Mushin. 26th May, 2024 credit: @Mr_JAGs Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor of Lagos State

In a tragic incident, a mosque located on Yusuf Street, off Ladipo Road, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos, collapsed while prayer was ongoing, leaving one person dead and five others injured.

The Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) responded to the scene and carried out a rescue operation.Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, confirmed that five persons were rescued and one dead body was recovered from the collapsed mosque.

The incident comes on the heels of recent efforts by the Lagos State government to reduce the incidents of building collapses by pulling down structures that fail the integrity test.

Building collapses have been a recurring issue in Lagos, with several incidents reported in recent years.

The state government has been working to address the problem by enforcing stricter building regulations and conducting regular inspections of structures.

LASEMA Response Teams, other first responders in Search and Rescue operation at incident scene of Papa Ajao, collapsed building in Mushin. 26th May, 2024 credit: @Mr_JAGs Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor of Lagos State

LASEMA Response Teams, other first responders in Search and Rescue operation at incident scene of Papa Ajao, collapsed building in Mushin.
26th May, 2024
credit: @Mr_JAGs Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Governor of Lagos State

The collapse of the mosque in Papa Ajao has once again highlighted the need for more stringent measures to ensure the safety of buildings and prevent such tragic incidents from occurring in the future.

The Lagos State government and relevant authorities must continue to prioritize building safety and take necessary actions to protect the lives of residents.

Written by Boom RadioNG

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