Four scavengers were on Monday reportedly injured in another building collapse in Egerton oke Arin square, Lagos Island.

The incident happened around 3:45pm on Monday.

Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) were demolishing a house beside the building when it caved in.

The building had been marked by the agency for demolition.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency ( LASEMA ) confirmed that “officials were on top of the building when some scavengers tried to remove the doors on the ground floor and the remaining parts of the building collapsed on them.”

According to the agency (LASEMA), the four scavengers sustained minor injuries and had been taken to the nearest hospital before the arrival of LRT.


The development is coming five days after 20 persons, including school children, were killed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.

The state government had embarked on demolition of defective structures in the local government two days after the Ita–Faaji incident.

On Friday, a three-storey building under construction in Ibadan, Oyo state collapsed but all the 23 workers were rescued.