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3-storey school building collapses in Lagos

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A three-storey building of the Excell College, a private school in Ejigbo, Lagos, collapsed on Saturday, two days after reopening of secondary and private schools in the state, NAN reports.

The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said no person was trapped in the collapsed building.

He said that the building which is located at No. 15, Ansarudeen St., by Ile Epo Bus stop, Iyana Ejigbo had been under lock since March due to the coronavirus induced restrictions.

According to him, the collapsed building is part of a conjoined (twin) three-storey building.

He said that the building collapsed due to “visible distress”, adding that the collapsed portion affected the second wing.

“Distress calls established that the building collapsed at about 8:15am.

“Information gathered from some officials of the school revealed that the building had previously shown signs of distress and the school was planning to renovate and refortify the structure.

“The storey building has two wings; the wing that collapsed seriously affected the second wing, as visible cracks can be seen on the walls, pillars and decking.

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