Five Die As Building Collapses In Ondo

At least five people including a pregnant woman have lost their lives after a Cherubim and Seraphim Church building collapsed at Ija-Ugbo, Arogbo Ijaw town, in the Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The incident occurred yesterday March 20th. According to reports, the women had gone to the church which was under renovation, to fetch disused wood. The women identified as Morenike Bubuma, Margret Goloba, Mayama Goloba, Kowei Aboa and Dali Gunuboh, who was pregnant, all perished in the rubbles. Four other persons who were in the building when it collapsed sustained serious injuries.

Confirming the incident, the state police command’s spokesperson, Femi Joseph, said the command had begun investigation into the incident while the corpses of the victims had been deposited in a morgue.

 

Four Story Building Collapses In Lagos

A four-Storey building under construction along Herbert Macaulay way Ebute-Metta, Lagos Mainland collapsed on Wednesday morning. According to the General Manager, Lagos Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Engr. Lekan Shodeinde, the building was under construction when it collapsed and all necessary notices had been served to the developer, including a stop work notice.

 

Shodehinde further stated that the agency had taken all necessary steps within its limits, including sealing up of the construction site with a caution tape to stop further work at the site. He, however, said there was no casualty at the collapse site since it had been sealed for a while now by the agency.

The General Manager in a statement restated the state government’s zero tolerance to building collapse and avoidable death of its citizenry. He said the agency would not rest till incidence of building collapse was at zero level. He further appealed to Lagosians to take all necessary precautions and steps during building construction.