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Children feared dead as others rescued in Lagos Building Collapse

Rescue mission at the Site. Photo: von

The Lagos governor has commiserated with the family of those that died in the collapsed four storey building housing a nursery and primary school has collapsed in Lagos.

The building situated on Massey Street in Ita Faji area of Lagos Island collapsed this morning.

The building was said to be about 30 years.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the governement was deeply touched and commiserated with the berevered families.

He promised to pay the bills of all those rescued and taken to hospital for medical attention.

The Governor maintained that Integrity test was on-going on buildings across Lagos and anyone weak would be pull down.

He said that those responsible for the building plan would be punished.

The rescue team including men of the Federal and Lagos State Fire Services, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit, National Emergency Management Agency, the Red Cross, and the police are still at the scene trying to bring out those that were trapped in the rubble.

Those that have been rescued so far, particularly, the school children are receiving treatment at the Lagos Island General Hospital.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule at Lagos Island General Hospital, speaking with a student of Ohen Nursery and primary school rescued from a collapsed building housing his school on Massey Street Lagos Island this morning.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule who was at the General Hospital this afternoon assured the parents of the children that the doctors would do everything within their powers to ensure that the children were well taken care of.

She appealed to Families of the affected victims and sympathisers milling around the hospital particularly, the doorway to stay away from the entrance so that the rescued victims could be brought into the hospital freely.

Dr Adebule who said that the number of those that lost their lives or were injured in the incident could not be ascertained for now enjoined the people to be calm as the rescue team would ensure that more victims were brought out alive from the rubble.

Radio Nigeria however, gathered that the collapsed building had been marked for demolition long before now.

Radio Nigeria also learnt that while the two upper floors housed the nursery and primary school known as Ohen Nursery and Primary School, the two other floors were residential.

Kikelomo Ifekoya

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode visited the site of the collapsed building in Lagos Island, Photo : (Barnabas Hunjo-Radio Nigeria)
Site of the collapsed building in Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island.
Photo : (Barnabas Hunjo-Radio Nigeria)
Fire Service truck at the scene of the incident
Photo : (Barnabas Hunjo-Radio Nigeria)

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