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Boy,18, in Critical Condition After CitiBank Mast Fell on Buildings in Lagos

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Innocent Ogah, an 18-year-old boy in Lagos was on Tuesday badly injured after a mast belonging to CitiBank collapsed and fell on buildings at the Ereko area of the state.
According to Daily Post, the incident, which happened at about 9:04am, also destroyed other properties.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Mr. Michael Akindele, said investigation by the agency revealed that the said mast on the CitiBank building at 20 Ereko Street was not properly maintained before it fell, following a windstorm in the morning.
He said the agency received an alert through the emergency Control Room.
Akindele said, “There was no loss of life recorded. However, an 18-year-old boy identified as Innocent Ogah sustained a terrible head injury and he has been moved to General Hospital”
Meanwhile, Akindele advised organisations to always carry out proper maintenance of masts erected by them.
“The state government would continue to carry out the monitoring and surveillance to sanction non-compliant companies in effort to avert incidents of this nature,” he assured.

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