Emergency workers recovers two more bodies from site of collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Written by on November 11, 2021

Emergency workers have recovered two more bodies from the site of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos, Gbenga Omotoso, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday disclosed that the death toll from the incident has risen to 45.

Omotoso stated that a committee to supervise the identification and release of the bodies – comprising senior officials of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice – has begun work.

He stressed that the state government has not given any directive for the demolition of the two high-rise buildings standing at the site of the collapsed high-rise.

According to the commissioner, the Panel of Inquiry instituted to establish issues surrounding the collapse of the building has continued to sit and an integrity test is yet to be conducted on the buildings.

Seun Fakorede

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