Collapsed Ikoyi Towers:Rescue team in search of over 45 trapped victims

By Olasunkanmi Akoni, Bose Adelaja and Esther Onyegbula

Following recovery of six bodies from the collapsed 21 Ikoyi Towers, on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi,

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Lagos which occurred on Monday, over 45 victims are said to be trapped in the rubble as rescue team continued search operation on Tuesday.

 In the early hours of Tuesday, rescue team comprising of: National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, both Federal and State Fire Services, Police, Neighborhood Watch, among other rescue team were seen excavating the debris in search of possible survivors and bodies at the scene of the incident.
 
As early as 6. am, families of trapped victims stormed the scene, wailing and praying that their loved ones be rescued alive.
 

Earlier, while reacting to the collapse building, the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, Mr Gbolahan Oki, said the owner of the collapsed 21-storey building, under construction was given approval to construct only 15 floors.