Cause Of Banana Island Building Collapse Unknown Yet – Lagos Govt


The Lagos State Government has said the cause of the collapse of a seven-storey building on Banana Island in the Ikoyi area of the state is yet to be determined.

This was after five days of excavation at the site of the incident, which left many injured and one dead.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

The statement read: “Excavation has reached about 90 per cent at the site of the Banana Island collapsed building.

“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency officials are at work on the site. The rubble is being excavated and taken to another area within the compound.

“At the site are also the Lagos State Building Control Agency and the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory.

“The cause of the collapse is yet to be determined. Unfortunately, we have recorded one fatality so far. All those injured and taken to hospitals are doing well.”

In an earlier statement, Omotoso said 25 people, who were now doing fine, were rescued from the site when the building collapsed on Wednesday.

“When a roll call was conducted by the site supervisors, everyone was accounted for.

“Nobody could ascertain whether the victim, whose body was found this morning, was on the site as of the time the roll call was taken,” he said.


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