Ikoyi Building Collapse: Families Of Trapped Victims Protest

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  • Families of trapped victims have protested at the venue of Ikoyi collapse building.

The families of victims trapped in the wreckage of a building that collapsed in Lagos State’s Ikoyi district have protested to join the rescue operations, which are now in their second day, Ejes Gist News can authoritatively report.

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The demonstrators, both men and women, were heard begging for entry while in a depressed mood, according to the internet media.

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One of them, who was overheard speaking to reporters, bemoaned the fact that the rescue efforts had achieved no results since they began.

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“It’s almost 24 hours, they are not doing anything,” she remarked.

The audience cheered her on as she demanded that authorities grant people access to the property.

The 25-story structure had previously been believed to have collapsed on Monday, trapping no less than 20 people beneath the wreckage.

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Federal and state emergency responders on the scene of the fallen building have rescued nine persons, while the bodies of ten others have been recovered.

Security agents, including Nigerian Army soldiers, police officials, and personnel from the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps, have roped off the area.

This was done to keep a mob from entering the rubble of the building that had collapsed.

However, ten men were chosen from among individuals who claimed to have a loved one trapped in the wreckage of the fallen building to join the rescue operations.

The ten men who were allowed to participate in the rescue attempts were reportedly sent away from the scene.

When asked why they were sent away, they stated that no reason was given to them.

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Meanwhile, as of the time of reporting this article, four more bodies had been discovered from the rubble. They were promptly loaded into a van and driven to the mortuary by the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority.

See photos below: 

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