A body has been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed building in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
This was disclosed via a statement issued on Friday, April 14, by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.
Omotoso said the victim, a male adult, was recovered by the officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) from the rubble of the building which collapsed on Wednesday, April 12.
The commissioner stated: “One body has been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed building at 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi.
“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.
“25 people were rescued from the site when the building went down on Wednesday. They are all doing fine.
“When a roll call was conducted 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,” he said.