* One female, eight males rescued alive
The death toll in the 21-storey building that collapsed on Monday on Gerrard Road, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State, has increased to 36, as rescuers continue digging through the rubble in a search for survivors.
The building crumbled around 2pm when workers were on the site.
The Daily Bells had reported that many people were trapped in the rubble, including the Managing Director, Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr Femi Osibona, who owned the building.
The South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, on Thursday confirmed that 33 males and three females have been brought out dead from the rubble.
Farinloye added that nine people which included one female and eight males were rescued alive.
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