{Update}Ikoyi Building Collapse: Death toll soars to 29 as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Visits

Written by on November 4, 2021

The hope of getting more survivors in Monday’s collapse of 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos State is dim as death toll has risen to 29.
The building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, caved in four days ago with many people trapped in the rubbles.
In four days, only nine people have been rescued alive, while 29 bodies have been evacuated so far as at Wednesday evening.
As the days go on, hope of more survivors is unlikely. On Wednesday, nobody was rescued alive as about seven brought out of the rubbles were dead.
However, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has condemned the actions that led to the collapse of a 21-storey building in the Ikoyi area of the state.
During a visit to the scene of the building collapse on Wednesday afternoon, Sanwo-Olu stated that the incident happened due to “mistakes made from all angles”.
The governor stated that collapse could be described as a national disaster, adding that such a sad incident should not be happening in the state.
While condoling with the families and people who lost loved ones in the incident, the governor promised that those found culpable will be made to face the law.
The governor, however, disclosed the names of the members of a panel of inquiry constituted to probe the building collapse. The panel is expected to make a report within 30 days.

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