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Yaba building collapse: NEMA recovers body of IT student as death toll rises to five

Yaba building collapse: NEMA recovers body of IT student as death toll rises to five
February 13
20:46 2022

The body of a student on industrial training (IT) has been recovered from the rubble of a collapsed three-storey building at Yaba, Lagos.

The three-storey building collapsed on Saturday afternoon.

Ibrahim Farinloye, south-west zonal coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the recovery of the student’s body on Sunday.

Farinloye said the body of the student, who was identified by family members as Damola, was discovered when the rescue operation was almost concluded.

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The relatives of the victim were said to have arrived the scene of the incident and informed rescue workers that Damola was at the building on Saturday but was yet to return home.

According to Farinloye, Damola’s mother fainted when one of the family members identified the corpse.

TheCable had earlier reported that the death toll from the collapse had increased to four, while two persons were found alive.

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With the new development, a total of five bodies have been recovered from the rubble.

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