SAD! Death Toll Of Ikoyi Building Collapse Rises To 14

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The death toll of Ikoyi building collapse has rise to 14.

Death Toll Of Ikoyi Building Collapse Rises To 14
Photo: Ikoyi building collapse.

Death toll of the Ikoyi building collapse has risen 14.

According to The Nation, at 11am on Tuesday, the number was 10 with nine persons rescued from the rubbles.

Of the number rescued, two have been discharged from the hospital.

A statement by Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso said the State has also set up an independent panel to probe the accident.

Panel members will be drawn from the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and other professional bodies.

The statement reads: “The panel will independently investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incident, and make recommendations on how to prevent future occurrence. The investigation is not part of the internal probe already being conducted by the government.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised that government will surely find out what went wrong and punish those indicted. The governor, as a first step, has directed that the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr. Gbolahan Oki, an architect, be suspended from work immediately. The suspension is indefinite.

“More equipment and personnel have been deployed in the site to save more lives.

“A help desk is to be set up at the site for people seeking information about their relations who may have been involved in the incident.

“The government will also be releasing information whenever the need arises to avoid any sensational reporting of the unfortunate incident.

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“There will be no cover-up in the search for the truth in this incident. If anybody is found to have been indicted, he or she will face the law.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu thanks all first responders and those who have joined the rescue efforts, including construction giants Julius Berger, Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).”