The death toll in the 21-storey building that collapsed on Gerrard Road, in Ikoyi area of Lagos State, has increased to 36.
The building caved in on Monday afternoon when workers were on working on site.
Many people were trapped in the rubble, including the Managing Director, Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr Femi Osibona, who owned the building.
The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) disclosed that as of Thursday morning, 36 people have been confirmed dead while nine have been rescued.
Giving update on the rescue operation,the South West Coordinator of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said out of the 36 bodies recovered so far, three were females while the remaining were males.
He added that the nine survivors include a female and eight males.
Rescue operation is still ongoing.