In a proactive measure aftermaths of the collapsed 3-storey Ebute Meta building, where ten persons had died and several injured, the Lagos State Building Collapse Agency has started evaquating occupants of another building showing serious signs of distress in the area.
According to the Zonal Coordinator Southwest, National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the building, also a 3-storey building, is about 200 meters away from the one that collapsed last Sunday evening.
Though the building had not collapsed, Farinloye, who addressed some journalists, maintained that the ongoing evacuation was necessary to save lives and property.
He said: “The building located at No.100 Lagos Street, is 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.”
He disclosed that the building had earlier been marked as distressed but said the occupants refused go vacate the property.