The death toll from the collapsed high-rise building on Gerrard road in Ikoyi, Lagos has increased to 36. This was confirmed on Thursday morning by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
“So far, 36 people – 33 males and three female — have been confirmed dead, while there were nine survivors,” Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye wrote in a message to journalists.
The survivors include one female and eight male.
The operation to rescue those trapped in the rubble of the 21-storey building which collapsed on Monday afternoon, trapping dozens of people is still ongoing.
Families and friends of people trapped in the rubble have kept vigil at the scene, clinging onto hope and seeking answers, three days after the disaster.