Contractor Arrested As Death Toll Rises In Lagos Building Collapse


No fewer than sixteen more bodies were retrieved from the collapsed five-storey building in Ikate, , on Wednesday, after 18 bodies were pulled out before rescuers left the site on Tuesday.

National Emergency Management Agency () 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. State Emergency Management Agency () boss, Michael Akindele disclosed that 95 per cent of the victims were foreigners.

Meanwhile, one of the survivors taken from the rubble died at the Lagos Island General Hospital, bringing the death toll to 35.

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