#IkoyiBuildingCollapse Update: Rescue operation 99% complete as death toll hits 44
The death toll rose to 44, last night, as rescue and recovery operations at the scene of the Ikoyi collapsed building reached 99 per cent.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NAMA, disclosed this, yesterday.
On the current casualty figure, Vanguard confirmed that the bodies were recovered after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had left the scene, Saturday, with the record of 42 bodies recovered during the search operations.
One of the bodies was recovered at about 10pm, Saturday, while the other was recovered at about midnight, same day.
But the Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, yesterday, said one more body was recovered from the site of the collapsed building.
According to him, the body, which was recovered, Saturday, has brought the number retrieved from the rubble to 43.
At the Infectious Diseases Hospital, IDH, Yaba, the identification of bodies continues.
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Sanwo-Olu had disclosed that 42 deaths and 15 survivors had been recorded, so far, on Saturday, when he visited the site in the company of All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, with some state executive members.
Meanwhile, some family members and relatives have continued to keep vigil at the site in the search for their missing loved ones.
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