Lagos Govt orders probe of Gerrard Road building collapse

Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation over the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi.

Lagos Rescue Unit (LRU), Lagos State Fire Service and Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) are on the site, battling to save the lives of those under the rubble. Three persons have been rescued, even as the operations to save more lives continue.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, in the company of other State functionaries were at the scene to muster help for people trapped in the collapsed building.

On arrival at the scene, the Deputy Governor instructed that immediate investigation should be conducted by government agencies in the built environment, just as he directed that the location be cordoned off to facilitate rescue efforts and prevent onlookers from moving within close proximity of the site.

The Deputy Governor directed security agents to cordon off the site to facilitate rescue efforts.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Arch. Gbolahan Oki, was also at the scene assessing the site for any likely damage to the surrounding structures.

A report of the investigations will be made public in due course, says Lagos State government.

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