Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
TWO days after aggressive rescue effort, the Lagos State government, on Friday, announced the recovery of one body from the unapproved, collapsed seven-storey building at Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Stonix News had reported that the seven storey building collapses on Wednesday.
Commissioner of Information, Lagos State, Gbenga Omotosho, in a statement, said the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) workers unearthed the remains of the adult male hitherto unaccounted for by site supervisors.
According to him, 25 persons were rescued from the site when the building went down on Wednesday.
“One body has been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed building at 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) workers’ search and recovery efforts unearthed the remains of the adult male hitherto unaccounted for by site supervisors. The excavation of the site, using the architectural designs, continues.
“The site has been divided into quadrants for a painstaking search and rescue operation. Quadrants 2 and 3 have been levelled to ground zero, with the search operation completed. Quadrant 4 is ongoing.
“25 people were rescued from the site when the building went down on Wednesday. They are all doing fine. When a roll call was done by the site supervisors, everyone was accounted for.
“Nobody could ascertain whether the victim whose body was found this morning was on the site – as of the time the roll call was taken,” Omotosho noted.