Ikoyi building collapse: death toll rises to 36 as hope dims for survivors - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Ikoyi building collapse: death toll rises to 36 as hope dims for survivors


The death toll from the 21-storey building that caved in at Ikoyi axis of Lagos State has increased to 36 four days after the incident.

Confirming the development on Thursday morning, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that thirty-three of the fatalities were men while the three others were women.

“So far, 36 people – 33 males and three female — have been confirmed dead, while there were nine survivors,” NEMA Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye, said in a terse statement.

It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government has commenced an immediate investigation into the circumstances that resulted into the collapse of building.

It said that the investigation would unravel the circumstances that resulted in the building that collapsed and killed 36 people including artisans that were working at the site

According to the government, the outcome of the investigation being sponsored by tax payers’ money would afford everyone the opportunity to know what transpires before and after the building came down.

The investigation into the incident commenced less than 24 hours the building under construction came crashing down like a pack of badly arrange cards.

The high-rise building is owned by Femi Osibona, an indigene of Ikenne Remo in Ikenne local government area of Ogun State, through his company, Fourscore Heights Limited.


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