The Lagos State Government is investigating the collapse of a building on 2/4 Oye Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, Mushin, stressing that whoever is indicted in the incident will be severely punished.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, after his unscheduled visit to the site of the incident, said, that the four-floor building, which collapsed on Friday, is about 40 years old.

He has also directed that the adjoining building be pulled down for safety reasons, adding that efforts are on to rescue those who might have been trapped in the rubble.

Noting that the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory have been directed to unravel the cause of the collapse, Bamgbose-Martins informed that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency is leading the rescue operations.

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