Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lagos Mourns The Death Of School Children As Building Collapses; Ambode Visits The Scene

A three storey building with school at the top floor of it has collapse, with many feared dead. 
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This happened earlier today near itafaji market, Lagos island, Nigeria. According to report, it is said that Primary School pupils are reportedly trapped in the rubble, 25 people have been rescued with dozen of casualties as students were present at the time.

The Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode who visited the scene later today said that all the buildings in the area has been marked for demolition and therefore will undergo integrity test.

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.”

“This area and building here will be undergoing an integrity test. As you can see some of the buildings have been marked for demolition, we have been receiving pleas from house owners from the area. Notwithstanding, we will go ahead with the integrity test and any building that fails the integrity test will be demolished"

“But the most important thing now is to save more lives before we talk about dealing with the culprit.

The deputy governor is at the hospital to take care of those who have been rescued and are at the hospital. The hospital bills will be taken care of by the state government"

Meanwhile, a rescue operation is on going at the scene

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