Days after the collapse of the building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, a woman miraculously walked out of the rubble today, September 16, 2014, Tuesday.
Ibrahim Farinloye, southwest coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told AFP by text message around 2pm today.
Farinloye said the woman extracted was able to walk away from the collapsed building with just a broken wrist. The discovery prompted rescuers to slow down their digging in the wreckage of the guesthouse.
“It’s going to be slower because we believe we can recover more people alive by the grace of God,” Farinloye said, adding that rescuers were focusing on the area around the hostel’s restaurant, where previous survivors have been found.
Meanwhile the latest update provided by a reliable source shows that the death toll has risen to 59, while The number of people rescued corresponds 131.
Yesterday NEMA reported about deploying sniffer dogs to the site and also claimed that governor Fashola ordered arrest of anyone who would hinder the rescue process.