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Lagos: 3-Storey School Building Collapses in Ejigbo

Written by Akeem Alao

A three-storey building, housing Excel College, in Ejigbo area of Lagos, has collapsed.

The school building, which collapses on Saturday September 19, 2020, is located at 15 Ansarudeen Street, Ile-Epo Bus Stop, Ejigbo area of Lagos.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

He said distress calls received established that the building collapsed at about 8:15am.

“Information gathered from some officials of the school revealed that the building had previously shown signs of distress and the school was planning to renovate and refortify the structure.

“The three-storey building has two wings conjoined; the wing that collapsed has seriously affected the second wing as visible cracks can be seen on the walls, pillars and decking.

“Fortunately, nobody was trapped, no injuries and no fatality has been recorded. Responders to the incident scene are LASEMA, LASBCA, Police (Ejigbo Division),” he said.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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