One person has been confirmed dead and at least 20 persons have been rescued in a two-storey building that collapsed in Nigeria’s capital Thursday afternoon.
Many people are still trapped in the structure that collapsed at 7th Avenue, Gwarinpa, said an official of the emergency management agency.
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Several persons cheated death following the collapse of a two-story building in Bukuru, Jos South local government area of Plateau State on Sunday night.
Our correspondent gathered that the collapsed structure was used as a residential building, supermarket, and spare part shops. The building is located opposite Bukuru Stadium.
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Buildings in Lagos state, Nigeria’s economic hub, have in recent years been collapsing in greater numbers than ever. Between 2000 and 2021 the city experienced 167 reported cases, with significant human and economic losses.
The latest data from Lagos State Emergency Management Agency showed that between January and … Read More
The President of, the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers, Peter IgbiniJesu, has said most old buildings in Lagos State have outlived their usage.
He made this submission while speaking on local media on the backdrop of the recurring incidence of building collapse, especially in Lagos.
IgbiniJesu, who is also a … Read More
The building collapsed challenges facing Nigeria especially Lagos state is gradually becoming alarming. Despite the effort from the government and regulatory bodies, more building collapse is still been observed.
Earlier this morning, it was reported that a building collapsed at 24, Ibadan Street (East), Off Muritala Mohammed Way, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. … Read More
The Surveyor General of the Federation, Surveyor Abdulganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin has said that Nigeria may witness more buildings and or bridges Collapsed soon so long as people will insist on building with substandard buildings material.
The Surveyor General disclosed a Keynote address during the Surveyors General of the Federation Meeting … Read More
THE WAY FORWARD
Government needs to increase its supervision on building project. This might come at a cost, but it will save life and economic materials.
We should not ignore the importance of a technical consulting engineering when carrying out project of such magnitude and importance. The Engineering body has … Read More
In the past five years, the construction industry in Nigeria continues to be plagued with collapse of high-rise buildings during construction. This worrying trend is becoming a huge burden to the nation and has prompted wide spread investigations by engineering bodies. In a 2019 report by Building Collapse Prevention Guild… Read More