Update On Lagos Collapsed Building With Trapped Children …woman loses 5 kids, governor storms area

Nigerians living in Lagos were rudely interrupted on Wednesday by the sad news that a school building had collapsed and that many school pupils have been trapped, with some confirmed dead.

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.

This claim was made on Twitter by one Dr. Olufunmilayo. He wrote: “Collapsed building in Lagos island. One woman has lost 5 children to it. I hope this will not just end in the usual Nigerian (way)…”

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.

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