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Synagogue collapse: Forensic identification of recovered bodies begins

26 September 2014, 15:04

Lagos - The Lagos State Government on Friday commenced forensic identification and DNA analysis of bodies recovered from the site of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, Lagos.

The Commissioner for Health Dr Jide Idris, who made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Lagos, called for DNA samples from relatives.

"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.

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

It added that those eligible to give samples for the forensic identification and DNA analysis in order of preference were the parents, children and siblings of the deceased.



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