Bricklayer Killed As Pastor’s Building Collapses In Lagos

Bricklayer Killed As Pastor’s Building Collapses In Lagos

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A bricklayer identified only as Tunde, has been killed and other workers injured following the collapse of a building in the Bariga area of Lagos State.

The building, which is on Gbagada Road, was being demolished for reconstruction when the incident occurred around 11am on Friday, April 24, 2015.

According to Punch, the owner of the building, identified simply as Pastor Nwosu, had brought three workers to the site to renovate the structure.

During the reconstruction, a part of the building went down and injured one of the worker’s identified simply as Mufutau while the deceased was discovered trapped under the rubble.

A vulcaniser who spoke under the condition of anonymity said officers from the Bariga Police Division later evacuated the corpse of the victim from the scene.

He said, “The owner of the collapsed building is a pastor. He also owns the church beside the building.

“He brought the workers to demolish the structure so that it can be rebuilt. While the men set to work, the walls just came down on them.

“While people rescued Mufutau, they did not realise that another person was trapped in the rubble.

“It was later that they heard sharp screams and suspected that someone was still trapped. It was the police, who brought him out and took his corpse away.”

It was learnt that Tunde was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital.

The state police image maker, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said, “It is a case of sudden and unnatural death. The pastor reported at a police station that he employed three casual workers to renovate a part of his building.

“However, a wall caved in and collapsed on two of them. One of them died.”

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