Death toll in Lagos collapsed 7-storey building hits six


One of the bodies evacuated by rescue officials on Monday.

Death toll in the seven-storey building that collapsed at Oniru area of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos on Sunday, has risen to six.

The building under construction caved in on Sunday, with about six people reportedly trapped.

Two bodies were evacuated from the building yesterday as rescue operation was intensified.

But on Monday, four bodies were recovered from the debris, bringing the total to six.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed that four bodies were evacuated from the building on Monday.

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He said this has brought the total number of death in the collapsed building to six.

Oke-Osanyintolu said those brought out dead from the building were all male.

He said operation was now at ground zero, saying that by Tuesday, operation would move to middle level.

The collapsed building has cost the Lagos Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako his job, as he was given soft-landing to resign his appointment on Monday.


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