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Death toll of Lagos collapsed building rises to 10

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By Famous Ozobo
& Teide Emomotimi

The death toll of Lagos collapsed building has rised to 10 persons on Tuesday, according to report.

The report said about 23 persons were rescued in ill-fated Ebutte Meta area of Lagos State collapsed building on Sunday night.

It was gathered that out of the 23 people rescued, 22 were males, while one is female. Some corpses out of those who died had been released to their relatives.

It was earlier reported that eight persons were killed, but including the bodies of the four-year-old and female corps member that were discovered on Monday, the death toll had risen to 23.

The Zonal Coordinator, South-West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos.

According to him: “Two additional bodies, including that a four-year-old boy and a female youth corps member, had been recovered, making 10 deaths.

“The number of rescued occupants remains 23, while six males and four females have been so far recovered dead.” he added.