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Synagogue Tragedy: Police CP Orders Deployment Of Sniffer Dogs


…To Locate Trapped Victims As Dead Toll Rises To 49

The Lagos State Police Commissioner has ordered the release of five sniper dogs to assist in locating trapped victims in the six storeys building that collapse on Friday at the Synagogues of All Nation in Lagos, Nigeria.

0387a-00This was disclosed by the spokesperson, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye on Monday, even as four more dead bodies had been recovered from the debris, bring it to a total of 49 people that had died so far.

Farinloye said the commissioner had agreed that the police should release five sniper dogs to help in locating trapped victims in the building.

“We are deploying Nigeria police sniper dogs to assist in locating trapped victims as we are getting close to area suspected to have more people trapped. The commissioner of police has ordered release of five dogs after a collective decision to use the dogs by responding agencies.

“NEMA asked the Police Disaster Management Unit to facilitate the release of the dogs immediately. The dogs will assist in search and rescue faster and will help in early conclusion of the operation,” he said.

Farinloye disclosed that four more dead people have been removed from the rubbles, making it 49 dead bodies that had so died, adding that the number of people rescued still remained 130.

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