A two-storey building under construction in a Lagos community collapsed on Tuesday, killing its owner, identified as Pastor Daniel Obasi.
The building is located at No. 77, Tapa Road, Oke-Ojo at Isawo community in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Acting Zonal Coordinator of the Southwest Zonal Office of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Lagos.
He said the owner, a cleric, was trapped in the building but the body had been recovered and taken to the morgue at the General Hospital, Ikorodu by the police.
Farinloye said the collapsed building was an attachment to the main building and spoke on the likely cause of the incident.
“The cause of the collapse was suspected to be inadequate time to allow land to compact properly before commencement of construction and using of poor building materials”.
According to a neighbour of the deceased, construction work had been suspended earlier in the day due to the Eid-el-Kabir festivities.
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