Updates on the 21-storey building that #collapsed in Ikoyi #Lagos Nigeria on Monday

    Updates on the 21-storey building that #collapsed in Ikoyi #Lagos Nigeria on Monday

    from @lindaikejisblogofficial Driver in tears at scene of building collapse as he says America-bound passenger he was supposed to take to the airport is trapped in the rubble

    from @kemiashefonlovehaven LASEMA Confirms Ikoyi building collapse, Owner feared Dead!

    The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), a while ago, confirmed the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
    Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director General (DG) of the agency, in a statement, said the emergency response plan has been activated and first responders deployed.
    “The agency has activated its emergency response plan to the above incident.
    “All first responders are en-route to secure the scene, while the heavy-duty equipment and life detection equipment have been dispatched,” he explained.
    There are reports that scores of artisans are feared trapped in the building which caved in earlier today, November 1, 2021.
    It is also believed that the developer of the magnificent building may be among those feared trapped persons


    from @ubifranklintriplemg A body being carried out as at 5:48pm …. 3 rescued alive .. 4 dead

    from @lindaikejisblogofficial The 21-storey building that collapsed today at Musikiu Junction by Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, was sealed by the State government last year to “prevent calamity”.Unfortunately, it appears the building was later unsealed and construction continued until it collapsed today, November 1, at about 1:30 pm.In July 2020, it was reported that Sanwo-Olu had sealed the Gerard, Ikoyi high-rise.At the time, a source was quoted as saying that the State Government took the action to seal the building in order to ensure that what happened with Lekki Gardens Estate when its on-going six-storey building collapsed on March 8, 2016 would not be witnessed again in the state.The source said: “It is unheard of that the owners of the Ikoyi project in question would embark on such a capital intensive project without obtaining required approvals for a project as massive as that.”Gone are the days of negligence on the part of the government when people flout the law. Sealing up the project is law taking its due course.”The owners of this project have shown themselves to be defiant and obstinate, in that the state ministry of Land and Physical Planning had been calling on them to without paying attention to what the ministry had been calling their attention to.”It does not benefit the state to stop economically viable projects like the project on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi, but the responsibility falls on the government that all rules and regulations guiding such buildings are strictly adhered to.”What the government has done is to halt further construction with a view to assessing and evaluating the extent to which the builders had adhered to the building code. The state will take it up from there.”The government will not fold its arm and watch people behave recklessly without order and accountability. We are talking about people’s lives here. The state will no longer tolerate such attitude from anybody no matter how highly placed they may be.”

    from @lindaikejisblogofficial Update: Three rescued from Ikoyi building collapseWith the combined efforts of the Lagos Rescue Unit(LRU), Lagos State Fire Service and LASAMBUS, not less than 3 victims of the collapsed 22-storey building on Gerald Road, Ikoyi were rescue alive, while rescue operations continued.The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat and other State functionaries, including the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. idris Salako, Commissioner for Special duty, Mr. Bamgbose- Martins, Special Adviser, Urban Development, Hon. Ganiyu Adele Ayuba, Special Adviser, GIS and Physical Planning, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development as well as General Manager, LASEMA Dr. Femi Oke- Osanyintolu arrived at scene promptly to muster help for people trapped in the collapsed building.Investigations are still ongoing as to ascertain the cause of the collapse while the General Managers of the Lagos State Building Control Agency and the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority were on ground to make summary assessment on the spot of the extent of damage to the surrounding structures, if any.

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