Ikoyi Building Collapse: Death toll rises to 43

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One more body has been recovered from under the rubble at the site of a 21-storey building that collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos last Monday, bringing the death toll to 43.

This was made known in a statement issued by the Lagos State Commissioner of Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso on Sunday.

He noted that the corpse was retrieved from the rubble on Saturday night after the government announced the recovery of six more survivors.

He wrote, ”One more body has been recovered from the site of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos. The body, which was recovered on Saturday, has brought the number of bodies retrieved from the rubble to 43.

”There are 15 survivors and 49 persons have reported that their loved ones are missing. At the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba, the identification of bodies continues.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, once again, commiserates with the families of those who died in the incident.”

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