Families of victims of the Ikoyi building collapse can now proceed to the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba to identify the bodies recovered from the wreckage, according to the Lagos State Government. The bodies would, however, be subjected to an autopsy before being delivered to the families.As the rescue operation began Day Four on Friday, the state announced 38 remains have been discovered so far from the collapsed building, noting that family members had submitted 32 names of those still missing.
Mr.Gbenga Omotoso, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, denied allegations that the rescue operation team at the fallen building had stopped searching and rescuing people on Thursday. “We’ve confirmed 38 dead bodies so far,” he said.We have nine survivors, as you are aware.Some bodies have been identified and are ready to be recognized.People can go to IDH, Yaba, starting at 4 p.m.to identify their loved ones’ bodies.”In order to identify bodies that may be difficult to identify, we will do DNA tests.” Giving individuals bodies follows a set of rules.Some of the bodies are in such a state that it would be unprofessional for the hospitals to allow people to look at them in that condition and release them in that condition. That is why we are experiencing the slight delay that we are encountering.
However, if you go to IDH, Yaba, about 4 p.m., you should be able to see some of the bodies and identify who you’re looking for.
Mr.Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said yesterday that one of the General Hospital patients was moved to LASUTH for a test and other things.The patient has been returned to the hospital and is said to be in good condition.And all of the people who were there are doing OK.”At press time, the multi-sectoral search and rescue operation was still underway, with teams from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and the National Emergency Management Agency leading the charge, with the help of construction behemoths Julius Berger, Craneburg, HiTech, and China Civil Engineering Construction Company.