Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said one more body was recovered by emergency responders.
LASEMA spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, also stated that 20 people were rescued while giving an update Monday morning.
He gave the breakdown as “10 seriously injured and taken to Lagos Island General Hospital, 10 mildly injured and treated at the scene. Eight fatalities.”
A three storey building under construction collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos state on Sunday
Though the cause of the collapse is yet to be given, it was learnt that the building was under construction when it collapsed around 5.40 pm.
It was gathered that labourers were working on the third floor of the building, which had earlier been sealed off by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, when it caved in, trapped and killed some of them.
However, based on the account of some rescued victims, it was gathered that some of the labourers, said to be Muslims, were observing prayers when the tragedy struck.
A source also said despite the sealing off of the building by LASBCA, the workers used a roofing sheet to shield the site to continue the work.
The source stated, ”The work at the site is illegal because LASBCA had sealed off the place so those working there operated against the law. To achieve their purpose, they used a roofing sheet to cover the whole structure, and by so doing, nobody knew that they were working on the site.”
What some of those, who survived, said was that some people are still trapped in the rubble as they were praying when the building collapsed and don’t know if they are alive or dead.