Banana Island building collapse: One body recovered from rubble

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The Lagos State government, yesterday, announced that one body has been recovered from the rubble of the collapsed building at 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, made the disclosure in a statement yesterday.

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The statement read: “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 two and three have been levelled to ground zero, with the search operation completed. Quadrant four 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 done 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.”