Innocent Amos Denavide standing behind the collapsed structure

Innocent Amos Denavide who said he was working as one of the bricklayers at the 21-storey building that collapsed at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi area of Lagos State has narrated how he escaped the tragedy.

Innocent, a graduate of Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University said he was working on the 12th floor of the building but stepped out to order for more plaster and sand because they exhausted their supply.

Before the building collapsed, innocent who took to his LinkedIn account to say “God spared my life” stated that they’re “plastering the internal walls at the moment. I am the one supervising the plastering. We have done floor no. 17, 16, 15, 10, 9, 7, 5 and the pillars/column of 20, 19, 18 so far.”

He also said he sustained an injury on his right ankle though he can’t explain how.

“I was working on floor number 12. I just stepped out to order for more plaster sand so we can continue our work because we have exhausted the one given us in the morning.

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“I was standing not far from the pillar that gave the cracking sound I ran immediately away while the building came down.

“Still nursing my right ankle didn’t know what happened to me there it’s affecting my right thigh as well.

“But I am fine,” he narrated.

Journalist101 had reported that the 21-storey building which is still under construction collapsed on Monday, 1st November 2021.

More than 25 persons have been brought out dead while 9 persons were rescued alive.

As at the time of this report, rescue operation is still going on at the scene. The personal assistant to the owner of the building was found dead while the way about of the owner is still unknown.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who has ordered full investigation to the circumstances surrounding the collapse has suspended the General Manager of the town planning authority.


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