Barely one week after several souls where lost in the Ebutte Meta building tragedy, another storey building has collapsed in Lagos, the Lagos State capital.

This time, the incident took place along Ago-Palace Way, near Okota, but no lives were lost.

Part of the two-storey building came crashing down, according to eyewitnesses, two hours after occupants of the structure took to their heels.

There are indications that unlike what happened in Ebutte Meta, residents of the house at Chris Igadi Street noticed signs of an impending mishap.

The occupants who did not want to be trapped took their chance and dashed out of the building to avoid being killed.

We have learnt that emergency operations began on Saturday in the early hours. It lasted till daybreak.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident, said no casualty was recorded.

The Permanent Secretary explained  that the site of the collapsed building  has been cordoned off and handed over to the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).

“On arrival, information gathered from the residents revealed that the building gave signs several hours before it collapsed.

“Fortunately, nobody was trapped as all the occupants evacuated the area when the signs began two hours before the collapse.

“A headcount of occupants was carried out to ensure no occupants is missing and the remains of the building were cordoned off.

“The operation was concluded around 5:23 am. The site will be handed over to LABSCA and Ministry of Physical Planning for further investigation”, the official noted.

The Lagos State Territorial  Coordinator of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye said in his reaction that “the 2 storey building partially collapsed… at about 0200 hours.

“The occupants had rushed out before the collapse because the building had given signs 2hours prior to the incident really occurred.

“No one was injured or any casualty recorded.”