One recovered dead in Banana Island building collapse 


CITIZENS COMPASS – EMERGENCY responders at the scene of the collapsed storey building at1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos have recovered the body of an adult male underneath the rubbles.

Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos State Information & Strategy, disclosed this on Friday, April 14, 2023, in his updates. 

Recall that the Commissioner said 25 people were rescued with varying degrees of injuries the previous day. 

However, on Friday, he said, 

” One body has been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed building at 

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.

” Twenty-five 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.” 

Citizens Compass had reported that the site engineer said one of its workers could not be accounted for. 

Recall that journalists drawn from media houses in Lagos were denied entry into the estate on Thursday after the storey building collapsed on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.



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