A total of 36 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the 21 storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi Lagos state on Monday.

Out of the 36, 33 are male while three are female.

This was disclosed today, Thursday, by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) through its South West  Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye while giving update on the tragedy.

The building, said to belong to real estate developer, Femi Osinbona, crumbled around 2 p.m Monday when workers were on the site.

Mr Farinloye said further that nine people which included one female and eight males have been rescued.

During his visit to the scene on Wednesday, the Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noted that of the nine survivors, six are still in the hospital while three with minor injuries have been discharged.

He said the numbers of persons buried in the debris are still unconfirmed.

“As I have said, we don’t have a manifest, anybody you think that came here to work or is a worker here, we would take down the names,” he said.

“If you have a photograph of the person, it would be very useful. We also want your name and contact of who is presenting. We do not want more than one or two family members.”

The search and rescue operations are still ongoing as distraught relatives gathered at the ‘help desk’ to put down names of their family members trapped in the debris.

 

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