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Monday, March 18, 2019

Building Collapses In Lagos Island Again!!!

On Monday Another building collapsed at No 57, Egerton Square alakoro area of Lagos Island.





According to reports,a lot of people are trapped inside the building and some are reportedly dead!.
The incident happened at Egerton Square, Oke Arin, Lagos Island and many occupants of the building are reportedly trapped in the rubble....

48 comments:

  1. I don't even have words this time around.I am sure the occupants rather stay in these buildings for fear of no where to go.The Lagos state government better come down hard on these people and demolish these buildings.Very sure more than 70% of the buildings need to be broken down.

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    1. Na same people go curse govt 4 taking down their houses. Many will rather have this as properties than b compensated. Now see. I really feel for the occupants.

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  2. What is all these? Lord have mercy!!!

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  3. Yeh! Not again o,all these Lagos island should be checked na,some we're built even,before independence

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  4. Oooo God! Not again.. have not recovered from the collapsed school building. Now this...πŸ˜₯

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  5. That Lagos governor should demolish government house instead of demolishing people's houses without resettling them.

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    1. Are you serious at all...? Or i didnt read well...?
      I agree that an alternative should be provided but that your word "instead" was wrongly used...

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    2. lol anon 19:36, for your mind now you have made sense ba?

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  6. Mogbe!Arrrgh wetin dey happen sef. Negligence...

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  7. Mogbe!Arrrgh wetin dey happen sef. Negligence...

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  8. Heeeeriiiii.... Jesus oooo
    Let them survive Lord, please.

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  9. These houses are very old some are build as far back as 1940 which is almost 80_ 100yrs now

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    1. thats no excuse oh..the houses were built with cheap material...In Germany we have house that are over 100 years old still standing better than houses in banana island

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    2. Stella, those houses in Germany you speak of still get maintained even though it was built a while ago . Similar in Amsterdam etc


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    3. That the houses are old is no excuse to be honest. In other countries, structures of over 120years are still standing gidigba and will not collapse in the next 50years
      We need to look into how we build and maintain houses in Nigeria

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    4. Stella every building has a shell life of 100 years. After that some get elevated to the status of heritsge buildings. They are maintained and monitored by the government. They aren't left for private owners to continue to milk. Many of these Lagos Island houses are overcrowded. Imagine the one with schools and all. They bear more load than was origuinally designed for. What do you expect?

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    5. please lets get something right, alot of these buildings that are collapsing are not upto 10years. the very old(er) houses which were built by the brazilians, amaros, creols and portuguese are still standing. Infact, most of them are being converted into mini flats. And Yes, they are very solid so stella is right. I lived in Obalende and Onikan respectively for 10years and i saw the speed they used to build houses.By morning, the rooms have been occupied. leaving one to wonder if there was time traveling. Those house inside lagos island are not old, they are just unpainted or poorly painted and DIRTY. So disgustlingly DIRTY which makes them come off as old.When you come across the old ones, you will know by their architectural designs. Please don't argue what you do not know have witnessed.

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  10. God of Elijah

    Please save us in this country!
    Like someone said, "they said the world rotates, why am I still in Nigeria"

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  11. Can March just be over please? Too many deaths this month. #BlackMarch

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  12. The building was one of those already marked for demolision. At noon today, 4 workers of the state govt started manual demolision on the building. It was while they were at it that the floor they were working on caved in. 4 people were rescued alive and are now in hospital. According to eye witness accounts, there may have been some scavengers at the ground level who may still be trapped.

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    1. I dont understand... demolision while people where still inside the building...? Are you sure of this your comment..?
      If so, those 4 workers might have just committed murder...

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    2. Alternative Facts18 March 2019 at 21:27

      Which one is manual demolition again?

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    3. The building was unoccupied as at the time of demolition. Manual demolition means breaking the building by the use of sledge hammers, small electrical saws, etc instead of heavy machines because buildings in the area are built too close together and if heavy mechinary is used, it may affect other buildings. Those 4 men were hired to do the work.

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    4. The scavengers went in there at their own risk to pick iron rods, roofing sheets and other building materials they can use or sell. No one truly know if they were really trapped. All na dem say.

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  13. Why is all of this bad things happening immediately after the election? @Blessed Princess

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    1. Are you really this daft???

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  14. There must be earthquake in that part of the state

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  15. What is happening???????

    Father intervene
    Save your people Oh Lord

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  16. Very poor urban planning, very poor maintenance culture. Nigeria can't just get it right. High risk living in Nig. How can a country blessed so much be struggling so much? In 2019? It's ridiculous. Hmm We have to come togeda and repair this country o.

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  17. This is no longer funny. Lives are involved.

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  18. God of Mercy
    Have mercy on us
    Only You can save us

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    1. hmmmmmm..... babe u don reach this blog too shooo

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  19. Lagos island is the heart of Commerce and politics in lagos.
    So one week after elections and its building collase left and right with it claiming the lives of young & innocent people, Bvs this isnt ordinary...well right now I am beginning to look at the building collapse in that area of lagos as Sacrifice to their mini gods for another 4 years of successful looting, Hmm if you know you knowπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š


    LEPπŸ˜›

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    1. Stupid talk.

      That is why the African man won't progress. Everything is spirits, sacrifice,mini God, God etc even what requires common sense. So you are telling us the building was erected with the right materials not substandard, with the right approval and plan and by a qualified architect yet the mini gods brought down the building for sacrifice??? Akika!!

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  20. Those houses were mostly approved as 1 or 2 storey buildings. But greedy developers added several floors with corrupt govt officials turning blind eyes to such activities after collecting bribes. Watching the demolition, you can see the concrete and cement mix was composed of more sand than cement and granite, the size of iron rods were to small to carry the weight of an highrise, and a lot of them have been converted to uses that they were not originally built for. I do business around there a lot so I know the state and condition of such buildings. There is no hidden reason for the collapse other than man's greed over common sense. These ones that are being taken down and even the one that collapsed last week had been marked for demolition since 2017! Litigation were going on hence the govt could not take action before now. But their eyes don clear now

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    1. Thank you for this detailed explanation.
      Also heard same thing about them.being marked since 2017.

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  21. They need to do a geological survey to rule out the possibility that the land is shifting or the island sinking. Can it all be bad construction? Perhaps there is something going on with the land.

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  22. This trend has to be checked by some Works Committee from the State Government. Is there a building code at all that guides construction of residential buildings? :(

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