Less than one week after a building collapsed in Yaba, Lagos, another three-storey building on Wednesday collapsed in Ebute Meta.
About half of the building located at No. 29 Oloto Street, collapsed on the right side leaving the other half hanging dangerously over adjoining buildings.
The building has not been occupied since 2012 after a portion at the back collapsed forcing residents in front apartments to vacate.
A correspondent of NAN observed that rescue workers from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Lagos State Building Control Agency were at the scene working.
The officials were using sledge hammers to demolish the building from the point of the partial collapse.
Some residents of the area expressed the fear that if the demolition was not properly carried out, it might endanger other buildings in the area.
A tenant in one of the buildings on the street, Folami Goriola, appealed to the state government to ensure a controlled demolition to safeguard other buildings.