The building with the address number 20 Freeman street in Lagos Island, collapsed around 4 am today while the victims were asleep.
It was earlier reported that a boy of about 4 years of age was the first death to be recorded at the incident scene. It has been brought to our attention that two more bodies have been recovered as a result of the incident.
Lagos State Emergency Management Authority LASEMA officials say an additional three more persons have been rescued bringing the total number of survivors to nine. The agency says efforts are still being made to find and rescue more survivors.
The Managing Director of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke Osanyintolu, who was at the scene of the incident, told newsmen that the building was already marked for demolition before it collapsed today.