Ikoyi Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 38
The death toll from the collapsed high-rise building (Ikoyi Building Collapse) on Gerrard road in Ikoyi, Lagos has increased to 38.
Jameela News reports that this was confirmed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye earlier on Thursday morning told journalists that 36 people have so far died from the Ikoyi Building Collapse incident.
Later, two more bodies were recovered from the rubbles, increasing the death toll to 38.
The operation to rescue those trapped in the rubble of the 21-storey building which collapsed on Monday afternoon, trapping dozens of people is still ongoing.
Families and friends of people trapped in the rubble have kept vigil at the scene, clinging onto hope and seeking answers, three days after the disaster.
The cause of the collapse has yet to be determined, but the governor has said there were obvious violations and “mistakes from all angles” in the tragedy.
He has set up a panel of inquiry into the incident and promised that those found culpable after investigations by the panel, will be punished.