The search and rescue efforts at the collapsed building at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi continues for the second day, as the number of persons pulled out from the rubble have increased to nine, while 10 dead bodies have been evacuated so far.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat who was at the scene of the incident on Tuesday briefed journalists on update of the rescue operation around 12 noon, and confirmed that two out of the nine survivors have been discharged.
Hamzat stated that the state government is hopeful that more people will be found alive, urging onlookers around the incident site to allow responders do their work effectively.
The deputy-governor dispelled the rumour that the initial approval for the building was 15 storey, noting that what the government approved was actually twenty-one.
According to him, the construction site had earlier been sealed in July till November, to allow for structural adjustment by the developer, stating that there are procedures to be followed in demolishing a property for non-compliance
The deputy governor also visited the Lagos Island General Hospital, to check on the survivors.