It was a sad day in Lagos, especially in Itafaji community as about 12 primary school students and about 9 others lost their lives when a building collapsed at Massey street on Lagos Island.
Sources confirmed that among those who lost their life was a pregnant woman, the proprietor of Ohen Nursery & Primary school and 19 others.
However, the National Emergency Management Agency, said eight persons died, while 34 others were rescued in the wreckage of the building that collapsed at about 10 am.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said it rescued 10 persons out of the wreckage. 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.
The South-West Zonal Head of Public Affairs of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye said the rescue operation was ongoing as at 8pm.
NAN gathered that about 10 different families occupied the first and the ground floors, while the school occupied the second and fourth floors.
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– Tears And Blood Flow In Onitsha –
It was a gory sight in Onitsha On Wednesday where no less than seven people lost their lives when a kerosene-laden trailer rammed into traders on the Upper Iweka Road area of Anambra State.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the spokesperson for the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, explained that the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and knocked down 19 people.
He stated, “Police patrol team attached to CPS Onitsha visited the scene and rushed victims to Toronto Hospital Onitsha, where Seven (7) persons comprising of six males and one woman whose identities are yet to be ascertained were confirmed dead by the medical doctor.”
He added that 12 other people were receiving treatment, while the bodies of the dead had been deposited at the hospital morgue for postmortem examination.
According to the police, investigation has commenced on the incident, after the suspect, 35-year-old Junior Agari, was arrested and the truck recovered from the accident scene.
Meanwhile, several images and amateur videos posted online by people who said they witnessed the incident, showed chaotic scenes – from a smashed bus to abandoned and scattered personal effects and shocked observers.
Watch Graphic Video Of The Accident HERE