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Ikoyi building: Sanwo-Olu names six more survivors as death toll rises to 42

  The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, named six more survivors from the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi.   With ...

 


The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, named six more survivors from the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi.

 

With this, the govenor said, the number of people rescued alive from the collapsed 21-storey building has increased to 15, according to a statement.

 

Those named are a 38-year-old woman Glory Samsom, Ndajor Ahmed, Yunusa Abubaka, Ajiboye Habib, Jeremiah Samson, and a man identified as Emem.

 

Sanwo-Olu also stated that the death toll from the building collapse has increased to 42 as of 6pm on Saturday.

 

The statement was titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu names six more survivors in Ikoyi building collapse, raises number of those resucued to 15 …42 bodies recovered from rubbles so far”.

 

The statement quoted Sanwo-Olu as giving the update on the search and rescue operation at the scene in company of the National Leader of the Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.

 

He said “the additional six people were evacuated alive from the collapsed structure” without stating the exact day they were rescued.

 

According to him, the survivors are presently being treated at the Police Hospital in Falomo, Ikoyi.

 

He said, “There are additional six people. They were taken to the Police Hospital in Falomo for treatment.

 

“We have taken the full records of survivors in the incident. And this gives a total of 15 people rescued alive. We have a total of 42 bodies that have been recovered.

 

 “Among the latest survivors are a 38-year-old woman, Glory Samsom. Others are Ndajor Ahmed, Yunusa Abubaka, Ajiboye Habib, Jeremiah Samson, and one man identified as Emem.

 

“While most of them sustained varying degrees of injury, Samson, 20, is said to be in a coma.”

 

Sanwo-Olu added that 49 families had filled the missing persons’ register as of Saturday morning.

 

He said the register had helped the State Government to reconcile the details of victims rescued alive and also medically account for bodies recovered.

 

The Governor said identification of bodies by relatives had commenced, adding that DNA examination was being undertaken on some of the bodies difficult to be identified by their families.

 

“There is a sum of money that has been reserved by the State Government for succour and to give for befitting burial for those who died in the incident. Families that so wish to accept it are being supported for the burial arrangement. Also, survivors in hospitals have been given the financial support to help them settle and cope with challenges of feeding in the aftermath of the incident,” he added.

 

Meanwhile, the search and rescue operation continued at the site, but the heap had receded sharply.

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