Synagogue: 45yr-old woman walks out of rubbles alive


A 45-year-old-woman on Tuesday walked out alive from the rubbles of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos, a rescue worker has said.

Ibrahim Farinloye, the Public Relations Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency, South-West Zone, told journalists in Lagos that the woman walked out on her own at 2a.m, but did not give the identity of the woman.

“A woman of about 45 years old walked out of the rubbles on her own around 2a.m today, while 10 more bodies were recovered, leaving 59 dead and 131 rescued alive,“ Farinloye said.

He said that the rescue workers were likely to recover more bodies.

Meanwhile, the emergency responders at the scene of the collapsed building on Tuesday deployed three police sniffer dogs to help to locate trapped victims.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, had on Monday approved the use of the sniffer dogs for the rescue operation.

Farinloye said that the rescue exercise might be concluded on Tuesday, but our correspondent reports that the police and other security agencies are still on ground to ensure safety of lives and property.

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