One body has been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed seven-story building at 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
“Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) workers’ search and recovery efforts unearthed the remains of the adult male hitherto unaccounted for by site supervisors,” Lagos State Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotosho said in a Friday statement.
“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.”
According to him, twenty-five persons were rescued from the construction site on Wednesday.
“They are all doing fine,” he added. “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.”