Ambode arrives scene of building collapse on Lagos Island

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has arrived the scene of the building collapse on Lagos Island where over 100 school pupils are reportedly trapped.

The Governor, who came in at exactly 2:45pm, said from the briefing he got from the Lagos 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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