LASEMA demolishes three buildings around a collapsed structure in Mushin | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) yesterday demolished three buildings around the structure which collapsed at 2 Oye Sonuga Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos on Friday. LASEMA also brought the self-collapsed building back to zero.

LASEMA permanent secretary Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who oversaw the controlled demolition of the buildings, said they were demolished because they failed integrity tests conducted by the Buildings Control Agency of Lagos State and that they had to be shot to avoid danger.

He said four bodies recovered from the self-collapsed structure were placed in the morgue, while two of those rescued and treated in hospital were released.

Oke-Osanyintolu called on the people of Lagos to always obey the rules and regulations governing the construction of buildings.

He said: “As you can see, we have robust, adequate and sophisticated live equipment, technology to demolish the building to ground zero, including other unstable buildings in the vicinity. We have to stabilize them by bringing them to zero and we move from one building to another to make everything stable”.

At the time of writing, officials from the Building Control Agency as well as security guards were on the ground to ensure the smooth demolition of the affected buildings.