Demise toll within the 21-storey collapsed constructing in Ikoyi, Lagos has reached 45, the Lagos State Authorities stated late Wednesday night time.
The federal government additionally stated opposite to speculations, no directive has been given for the demolition of the 2 high-rise buildings standing on the website of the 21-storey collapsed constructing in Ikoyi, Lagos.
An announcement issued by the Commissioner for Info and Technique, Gbenga Omotoso stated the Panel of Inquiry instituted to ascertain points surrounding the collapse of the constructing has continued to take a seat and that an integrity take a look at was but to be performed on the buildings.
“It’s, due to this fact, incorrect to say or speculate that the buildings might be demolished.
“The operation on the website of the collapsed constructing continues. Vehicular motion across the website has been easy, following the reopening of the street.
“Two more bodies were recovered from the site today. The recovery of the two bodies has brought to 45 the number of bodies retrieved from the site,” he stated.
Omotoso added that the identification of our bodies of the victims of the incident had continued at IDH, Yaba, Lagos Mainland.
He disclosed that 32 households had come ahead to submit samples for DNA to determine our bodies that they wished to assert.
“In circumstances the place identification is obvious and there are not any arguments, the our bodies might be launched to the households.
“A committee to supervise the identification and release of the bodies has begun work. It comprises senior officials of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice,” he stated.