Lagos building collapse: Twin sisters identified among dead, Buhari tweets condolence

Lagos building collapse: Twin sisters identified among dead, Buhari tweets condolence

Lagos building collapse: Twin sisters identified among dead, Buhari tweets condolence

It was not known how many students had been in a primary school located on the building's top floor.

So far, according to a statement by National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye, eight people are dead, with 37 others rescued alive.

TVCNEWS.TV has gotten reports from its correspondent, Theophilus Elamah who tells us that 12 persons have been confirmed dead while 42 injured are now receiving treatment. TVC Correspondent, Theophilus Elamah reports.

However, the agency said its rescue team and other agencies brought out 10 people alive, made up of 3 adult females, 1 adult male, 2 teenage boys, 1 young boy and 3 teenage girls.

"It is believed that many people including children are now trapped in the building", he said.

"The children said they didn't want to go to school today but were forced to go", the lady said while weeping at the evacuation site and calling everybody to help her.

"It is believed that many people including children are now trapped in the building", he told the BBC.

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A woman reacts at the site of a collapsed building containing a school in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, Nigeria March 13, 2019.

A Google photograph of the collapsed building from early 2017 shows no sign of a school inside.

Children shoes are seen among the ruble of a building collapse in Ita Faji, Lagos. Some witnesses estimated as many as 100 children.

"We were smoking outside when the building just collapsed", Olamide Nuzbah said in pidgin English.

In September 2014, 116 people, 84 of them South Africans, died when a six-storey building collapsed as a celebrity televangelist was preaching.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday blamed the landlord of the collapsed building for the tragedy.

Nigeria is frequently hit by building collapses, with weak enforcement of regulations and poor construction materials often used.

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