Lagos building collapse: Substandard materials were used by engineers
By TVC News Nigeria
14 October 2020 | 3:50 pm
This is an insight into the cause of the building collapse in Lagos after rescue operations and investigations.
Five persons have lost their lives while a number of persons yet to be ascertained injured in a gas explosion at Odekunle Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos, on Tuesday morning. The fire incident was said to have been caused by a woman frying bean cake (Akara) close to a gas cylinder. Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of the explosion.
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The six-member technical panel of inquiry inaugurated up by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to investigate the cause of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, has sighted lack of quality control, quality assurance, among others as reasons the building collapsed.
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