Two more bodies have been discovered in the rubble of the Ikoyi building in Lagos, which collapsed on November 1, 2021. On November 11, 2021, the total number of deaths will be 38.
Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared three days of mourning in the state after the collapse of a 21-story building that had been under construction for the past two years.
Residents and emergency services are still working to free those who remain trapped in the ruins of the luxury apartment building.
While authorities have stated that they are unsure what caused the building to collapse, sources have stated that only 15 storeys were approved for construction.
Previous building collapses in Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria have been linked to the use of substandard building materials, the use of risky cost-cutting techniques, and a lack of professional supervision at various stages of the construction process.