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Lagos begins coroner’s inquest of the dead from Synagogue Church building collapse


The Lagos State government has begun forensic analysis on the bodies of persons retrieved from the collapsed building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations located in Ikotun area of Lagos.

The coroner inquest in a statement signed by Jide Idris, the commissioner for health, began today (Friday) and will involve matching the DNA of the dead with that of their relatives for proper identification.

It quoted the commissioner as appealing to the families of the victims especially parents, children and siblings to visit the Department of Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

“The state government has considered it necessary to start forensic identification and DNA analysis of the recovered bodies in view of the need to identify each of them.

“Family members and all nationals who believed their relations could have been in the collapsed building should come forward and submit samples.

“They should come forward and submit samples that can aid forensic identification and DNA analysis of recovered bodies,” the statement said.