Ikorodu, Lagos state – A pastor identified as Daniel Obasi has died after a two-story building collapsed in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Tuesday, July 20. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed that the building, which was under construction, is located at 77 Tapa Road, Oke-Ojo at Isawo community, PM News reported. The late pastor was said to be the landlord of the collapsed property. Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting zonal coordinator of the southwest zonal office of NEMA confirmed the incident. According to Premium Times, the NEMA official stated that the cause of the collapse was suspected to be an inadequate timeline to allow sand-filled land to compact properly before the commencement of construction. He also stated that the use of poor building materials as attributed by neighbors likely contributed to the collapse. Farinloye noted that several people escaped death as construction was suspended at the site due to the Eid-El-Kabir celebration.
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