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Owner of collapsed Lagos building found dead

The developer of the collapsed building in Ikoyi area of Lagos State, Femi Osibona, has been found dead.

The developer of the collapsed building in Ikoyi area of Lagos State, Femi Osibona, has been found dead.

Osibona’s body was discovered among others during the rescue process at the site of the building on Thursday.

So far, 30 people have been rescued from the site of the collapse, with nine being alive and 21 dead.

The high-rise building under construction by Fourscore Homes, a Lagos-based real estate firm located along Gerrard Road, collapsed on Monday afternoon.

While it is yet to be clear the total number of people in the building at the time of the collapse, witnesses say dozens may have been trapped.

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