At least 38 persons have been confirmed dead in the 21-storey building that collapsed on Monday on Gerrard Road, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

The number of dead people has been increasing due to the nature of the incident: the building crumbled around 2pm when workers were on the site.

The collapse of the building got people trapped in the rubbles, making it difficult for rescue operation workers to discover dead people.

Unfortunately, the Managing Director, Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr Femi Osibona, who owned the building, was also trapped.

Amongst the dead people who have been brought out from the rubbles are 33 males and three females the South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, on Thursday confirmed.

Meanwhile, rescue operations continue to take place at the scene of the incident, Farinloye stated that nine people, one female and eight males have been rescued alive.

The incident which has attracted the attention of many people within the country and outside the country, has also led to other developments since the first day.

One of them is the suspension of the indefinite suspension of the General Manger of Lagos State Control Agency, LASBCA Mr. Gbolahan Oki, by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.