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Death toll in Lagos building collapse rises to 10



The death toll in the collapsed three-storey building in Lagos has increased to 10 after two more bodies were recovered from the rubbles by emergency workers on Monday.

The emergency responders had previously pulled out eight victims, including a woman and her child, from the debris of the collapsed building.

The three-storey building located in Ibadan Street, Off Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute Meta, collapsed at 10:56 p.m. on Sunday.

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The Zonal Coordinator, South-West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the latest development to journalists on Monday evening.

He said: “Two additional bodies including a four-year-old boy and a female youth corps member recovered, making 10 deaths.

“The number of rescued occupants remains 23, while six males and four females have so far been recovered dead.”

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