Death Toll Climbs Up To 35 In Lagos Building Collapse

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Sixteen more bodies were yesterday retrieved from the
collapsed five-storey building in Ikate, Lekki, Lagos, bringing the death toll
to 35. Thirteen were rescued.
One of the survivors taken from the rubble died at the Lagos
Island General Hospital; 18 bodies were pulled out before rescuers left the
site on Tuesday.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Southwest
spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye, in a message at about 7.30pm, said: “Operations
concluded at 7.20pm with 34 dead and 13 rescued after reaching ground zero.

Investigation on the cause of the collapse has started by
various federal and state agencies. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)
boss, Michael Akindele disclosed that 95 per cent of the victims were
foreigners.

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