The 4 storey building collapse in Itafaaji, Lagos Island. There is a private school in the building and a lot of children are trapped. The collapse was said to be as a result of a dredging that happen within the area that affected the building.
Report indicates that a woman has lost five children in the incident.
Governor Akinwumnu Ambode, who arrived the scene at exactly 2:45pm, said from the briefing he got from the state Emergency Management Agency boss, 25 bodies have been rescued so far.
He said, “I’ve been briefed that the building is a residential building accommodating an illegal school on the second floor. The rescue team are fully in charge and they will continue with the rescue operation. But I appeal to people to give the rescue workers a chance to save more lives.”
He, however, said the state government will carry out an integrity test on buildings around the area and demolish and any that fails the test.