ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Lagos State government has announced the recovery of one body from the rubble of the collapsed building at 1st Avenue, Banana Island, Ikoyi.
The remains of the man was unearthed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) workers’ search and recovery efforts said it has unearthed the remains of the adult male unaccounted for by site supervisors.
The was disclosed by Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy on Friday.
The excavation of the site, using the architectural designs, continues.
The State government said that the site has been divided into quadrants for a painstaking search and rescue operation.
Omotoso said: “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 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.”