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Ikoyi building collapse: Sanwo-Olu, Lagos CP monitor midnight rescue operation

In the early hours of Wednesday, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu observed the continuing search and rescue (SAR) at the Ikoyi building collapse scene.
Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police, was in his entourage, as were several state officials.

Sanwo-Olu Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, provided updates (LASEMA).

As the operation enters its third day, the governor praised all responders for their work so far and offered ideas for what might be done.

Jubril Gawat, a new media aide, claimed his principle and Odumosu left the area about 1:55 a.m.

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According to official data, 14 people have died and 9 others have been injured and are being treated in a hospital.

The 21-storey building under construction at No. 20 Gerrard Road, subsided at about 2:45 p.m. on Monday.

On Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu suspended Gbolahan Oki, General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA).

The government announced that a panel of experts to investigate the tragedy would be constituted soon.


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