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Ikoyi Building Collapse Update: 15 Rescued Alive, 42 Confirmed Dead

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, visited the site of the building that collapsed in Ikoyi during the week.

Sanwo-Olu was in company of his predecessor, and Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.

He confirmed that as at 6pm on Saturday, the death toll had risen to 42; 15 injured persons are receiving treatment at the Police Hospital in Falomo.

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“We have taken the full records of survivors in the incident. And this gives a total of 15 people rescued alive. We have a total of 42 bodies that have been recovered.”

Among the latest survivors are 38-year-old Glory Samson, Ndajor Ahmed, Yunusa Abubakar, Ajiboye Habib, Jeremiah Samson, and another male identified as Emem.

Most of them sustained varying degrees of injury; Samson, 20 years old, is in a coma.

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Sanwo-Olu announced that 49 families had filled the missing persons’ register as at Saturday morning.

The document is helping the government to reconcile the details of victims rescued alive and medically account for corpses recovered.

The Lagos helmsman said identification of bodies by relatives had commenced, adding that DNA examination was being undertaken on those whose identity are unknown yet.

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“There is a sum of money that has been reserved for succour and to give for befitting burial for those who died in the incident.

“Families that so wish to accept are being supported for the burial arrangements. Survivors in hospitals have been given financial support”, Sanwo-Olu disclosed.

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