Update: Lagos Govt. begins DNA testing for identification of bodies in collapsed Ikoyi

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The Lagos state government has started a process for the identification of bodies recovered from the rubble at the Ikoyi building collapse.

According to a statement released by the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, twenty-nine families have come forward to submit samples for DNA to identify bodies that they wish to claim.

Omotoso said in cases where identification is clear and there are no arguments, the bodies will be released to the families as from this week.

He noted that at the scene of the collapse, rescue operation will go on until the site is cleared and nobody is left in the rubble of the collapsed 21-storey edifice.