Yaba Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 5

    Yaba Building Collapse

    Death toll from the site of the collapsed three-storey building in the Yaba area of Lagos now stands at five.

    The bodies of the deceased persons were recovered from the rubble of the building which collapsed on Saturday, Feb. 12.

    As of Saturday night, three people had been confirmed dead.

    One of the lifeless bodies recovered on Sunday, Feb. 13, was that of a student on industrial training, raising the death toll to five.

    According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Public Relations Officer, Okunbor Nosa , two people were rescued alive.

    The building on Akanbi Crescent, close to the University of Lagos, Yaba, was under construction when it collapsed on Saturday.

    Vantage News gathered that first responders from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency arrived at the scene to begin rescue operations.

    According to the PRO, the recovered persons from the rubble were two adult males while the “five dead persons were also males”.

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