Ikoyi building collapse: “It will be tough to find survivors at this time” – Gov Sanwo-Olu

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that it would be tough to find survivors at this time from the rubble at the scene of the Ikoyi building collapse.

The governor paid a visit to the site last night and he was asked by newsmen what the chances are to find survivors since the last time a survivor was brought out was more than 48 hours ago. Responding, he said;

”It would be a tough one. It would be really really tough. It would be extremely extremely tough to imagine that we could probably still have survivors at this time.” 

The state government has put the death toll at 42 while the number of survivors stands at 9.

The State Government on Friday had said bodies recovered from the collapsed Ikoyi building were ready for identification, calling on families of the deceased to go to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba for identification of their loved ones.

The 21-storey building that caved in on Monday is one of three luxury towers being developed in Ikoyi, an upscale part of Lagos.

The owner and developer, Femi Osibona, is reported to have also died in the incident.

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