Six more people were recovered from the accident scene in Lagos where a three-storey building housing a children’s school collapsed on Wednesday morning.
Only one of the bodies was confirmed dead at the point of recovery with the fate of the five others uncertain.
More than 100 people, mostly pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School, were trapped in the rubble, witnesses said.
Ohen Nursery and Primary School occupied the first and second floors of the collapsed building while residents live on the ground floor.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he is extremely saddened by the collapse of a building housing a school in Itafaaji area of Lagos, which left fatalities, particularly of small children.
The President via a press statement on Wednesday sympathised with the parents and relations of the deceased, wishing them God’s comfort.
He also wished the injured speedy and complete recovery.
He commiserated with the government and people of Lagos State and pledged assistance of the Federal Government as may be required by the state.
“It touches one to lose precious lives in any kind of mishap, particularly those so young and tender. May God grant everyone affected by this sad incident fortitude and succour,” the President said.