One body has been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed building at 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi.
Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, announced the development, in a statement, on Friday, April 14, 2023.
According to the Commissioner, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA’s search and recovery workers’ efforts unearthed the remains of the adult male, who was until that point in time unaccounted for by site supervisors.
“The excavation of the site, using the architectural designs, continues, as 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.
“Twenty-five 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 noted.