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Body Of IT Student Recovered From Collapsed Lagos Three-Storey Building As Death Toll Rises To Five

The body of a student on industrial training was, on Sunday evening, recovered from the collapsed three-storey building at Yaba area of Lagos, raising the death toll to five.

Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that relatives of the IT student, simply identified as Damola, told the emergency rescue team that their son reported to duty the day the building collapsed and had yet to be found.

The clue came about the time rescue and recovery operation was to be concluded, having rescued two persons and recovered four bodies from the rubble of the collapsed building.

Farinloye said that the mother of Damola fainted when one of his relatives identified the body to be his.

Recall that a three-storey building had collapsed on Saturday afternoon at No. 16, Akanbi Crescent, off Adesina Street, Harvey, Yaba.

It took the combined team of officials of NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nigeria Police Force and the Fire Service about 24 hours to get to the bottom of the rubble.

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