Collapsed three-storey building: IT student body recovered 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.

This makes the death toll rise to five as confirmed by the Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye.

Speaking t to newsmen in Lagos State, NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from 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.

Two persons and recovered four bodies from the rubble of the collapsed building were earlier recovered.

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

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

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