By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Bose Adelaja

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said 32 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the 21-floor Ikoyi building that collapsed on Monday.

Speaking to newsmen at the site of rescue operations on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu said the state government was the source of authentic information about the incident.


The death toll from the Ikoyi building that collapsed is now 38.

The Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Lagos State Territory,  Ibrahim Farinloye, gave the update.

He said “additional two male bodies were recovered some minutes ago (Thursday morning) making the death toll a total number of 38 (35 males and three females).

Farinloye said the total number of survivors remained nine (one female, eight males).

Rescue operations are still ongoing.

From yesterday

The death toll at the scene of the collapsed building at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos has risen to 39 while 9 victims have been rescued so far as at 8.55 a.m, on Thursday.

This came as the recovery operation entered Day 4.

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, announced this in a release.

NEMA Acting Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, said the survivors include: 1 female and 8 males.

READ ALSO: DEATH OF 2 EX-FIRST LADIES IN 24 HRS: ‘They abandoned Ironsi’s widow after hubby’s assassination’

Similarly, he said the bodies of three females and 33 males have been recovered so far.

According to Farinloye: “36 dead and 9 alive.

“Out of the the survivors, 1 female and 8 males.

“Out of the dead, 3 females and 33 males dead.”

Meanwhile, search and rescue operation were ongoing as at 9.10am.

However, friends and relatives of the victims have expressed dissatisfaction over emergency responders over what they termed slow pace of work at the site on recovery.

Vanguard News Nigeria

Subscribe to our youtube channel


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.