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Collapsed three-storey building: Body of IT student recovered as death toll rises to five

The mother of Damola, a student on industrial training fainted on Sunday evening as her son’s body was recovered from the collapsed three-storey building at Yaba area of Lagos.

The recovery of the remains of Damola brings the death toll recorded in the building collapse to five

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that relatives of the IT student, simply identified as Damola, told the emergency rescue team that their son reported to duty the day the building collapsed and had yet to be found.

The clue came about the time rescue and recovery operation was to be concluded, having rescued two persons and recovered four bodies from the rubble of the collapsed building.

Farinloye said that the mother of Damola fainted when one of his relatives identified the body to be his.

The three-storey building had collapsed on Saturday afternoon at No. 16, Akanbi Crescent, off Adesina Street, Harvey, Yaba.

It took the combined team of officials of NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nigeria Police Force and the Fire Service about 24 hours to get to the bottom of the rubble.

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Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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