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Rising Death toll reported after Lekki Building Collapse

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Sadly, the death toll confirmed after the collapse of a building in Lekki has risen to 4.

A spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye, has said that three more dead bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed building at the Chisco bus-stop, opposite Oando Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, bringing the casualty figure to four.
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15 Comments

  1. Afua

    March 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

    May those that have lost their lives rest in perfect peace. Amen.

    ** From these images, it seems that the cause of the collapse is the lack of substantial iron rods in this building structure. The standing pillar in the cover image only has 3 rods potruding, when it should realistically have at about 12-15. Iron rods are essential – if you want to skim on anything when buiding a house, please don’t allow this and cement to be one of them.

  2. Sotee

    March 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Seems like a day just can’t go by without one sad event or d other in Lag, if it isn’t communal clashes, its a road accident, traffic robbery, kidnap, fallen fuel tanker & all what not.. God help this country plssssssssssss.

  3. 9ja

    March 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    No shade but Buhari’s energy is so negative for 9ja. Outside of terrorism,too many disastrous things have been happening too quickly and in a short time. It may be no fault of his but the compatibility is bad. 2ce is not a coincidence. He’s like that person with a bad aura around you that brings problems. Let’s pray for Nigeria and Buhari

    • Me

      March 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Can’t believe I mistakenly liked this very stupid comment!!!

    • Na wa

      March 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      How about people stop cutting corners and using substandard materials?! No values, no morals, people want to make money at any cost. We cannot just blame leaders every time, individuals have their part to play in we having a sane nation

    • swagg1

      March 8, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      What are u, a 2nd grader? Your lack of critical thinking skills is at full display.

    • Engr Olayinka

      March 10, 2016 at 2:30 am

      what is buhari bizness in dis, is he the one building houses please lets comment with intellectual and respect and leave politics aside

  4. prince

    March 8, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    May God rest their souls. so sad

  5. Na wa

    March 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    As someone commented on NL:

    Causes of building collapse:

    1. Greed: Substandard materials, shallow foundations, very lean concrete mixes, etc just to cut costs and line pockets.
    2. Total ineptitude of the builders: Quacks everywhere. Building owners don’t care to hire professionals.
    3. Rushed up jobs: No waiting for concrete to build up strength before loading it with structure dead weight above.
    Building collapse finish dem go dey call God name!

    Things like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, etc no dey Naija. Our own “disasters” na wetin we dey do we self!

    LEAVE GOD OUT OF THIS!

    • Ez

      March 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Also our people too like cheap article o! The houses were curiously cheap!

    • Hmm

      March 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Actually they are not single family homes in this area were going for over 63 million and thats a shell. The owner has to pay to finish. The cheaper properties were in ajah, which was understandable bc real estate is all about location location location.

    • Joke

      March 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      9aija all the way. That’s how we do!

  6. Funk

    March 8, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I don’t understand when someone says they mistakenly liked someone else’s comment. How does that work? Your finger slipped and clicked on the like button?

  7. bee

    March 8, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    This happened at Lekki Gardens horizon on Kusenla road. The MD needs to be sanctioned. They keep building sub standard houses!!

  8. Willi

    March 9, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Lekki garden hv bin building rubbish ever since dey started. All bcoz of Tinubu behind dem.

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