More Bodies Found In Collapsed Lagos Building

Two more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Ikoyi buidling that collapsed in Lagos on November 1, 2021. The total number of deaths now stands at 38 on November 11, 2021.

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared three days of mourning in Lagos State, after the 21-storey building which was under construction for the past two years, collapsed.

Emergency services and residents are still trying to free those still trapped in the ruins of the luxury apartment building.

While authorities have said it is unclear what caused the building collapse, sources have said that only 15 storeys were approved for construction.

In previous cases where buildings collapsed in Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria, the use of substandard building materials, the deployment of unsafe, cost-cutting techniques and the lack of professional supervision at various levels of the construction process, were named as possible causes.

 

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Aftermath of the building collapse in Lagos.

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