Death toll in Ikoyi building collapse rises to 43

Death toll in Ikoyi building collapse rises to 43

Death toll at the building which collapsed in Ikoyi on November 1, has reportedly risen 43.

The 21-storey building collapsed in Lagos has been in the news as the owner was among the casualty.

According to Lagos commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, via a statement released on Sunday November 7, he announced the recovery of another body.

Ikoyi building collapse: Death toll rises to 43
Area view of the incidents site

Presently, there are 15 survivors and 49 persons have reported that their loved ones are missing.

The statement read; 

“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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