Collapsed building had approval for 21 floors, but…— Lagos Dep Governor Hamzat

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Consultant's advice ignored on collapsed 21-floor tower in Lagos

*… says 9 rescued, 10 dead

*We would have saved our colleagues, but soldiers harassed us — Construction worker

By Arogbonlo Israel 

The Lagos deputy governor, Femi Hazmat, has said that the building that collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos, had approval for 21 floors and not 15, but that the construction compromised integrity.

He added that 10 casualties have been confirmed, while nine persons have been rescued from the rubbles.

Hamzart made the revelation while addressing journalists at the scene of the incident, adding that “it’s a search and rescue operation.”

According to him, “two people were rescue alive this morning(Tuesday) while some confirmed dead.

“The total number of people rescued so far is nine (currently undergoing treatment at a nearby clinic) while we have record of 10 casualties.

“Our focus is to see how we can rescue more people in the the building.

“We heard a voice of a lady trapped in the building. So, we’re not sure of the number of…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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