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Ikoyi building collapse: Death toll rises to 38 [UPDATED]

The death toll from the collapse of a 21-story building on Gerrard Road in Lagos State’s Ikoyi neighbourhood on Monday has risen to 38.

Recall that when employees were on the site at 2 p.m., the structure collapsed.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that many people were trapped in the rubble, including the Managing Director, Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr Femi Osibona, who owned the building.

The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, on Thursday confirmed that 33 males and three females have been brought out dead from the rubble.

Farinloye added that nine people which included one female and eight males were rescued alive.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Sanwo-Olu, during his visit to the scene on Wednesday, said nine people were rescued alive, adding that three of them had been discharged.

He identified the six injured survivors as Odutan Timileyin, 26; Ahmed Kinleku, 19, (Cotonou, Benin Republic); Sunday Monday, 21; Adeniran Mayowa, 37; Solagbade Nurudeen, 33; and Waliu Lateef, 32.

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