An eyewitness of the Ita-Faji, Lagos, school building collapse has said that the compromised building had been twice marked for demolition by the authorities, Punch reports.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Olabode, with Twitter handle, @Mozeed23, had alleged, “I heard the house had been marked twice for demolition, if so some people need to go to jail.”
@Mozeed23 had tweeted back at The Lagos State Govt via the verified Twitter handle, @followlasg.
22 persons rescued so far –Report
22 persons have been rescued from the three-storey building that collapsed at Ita Faji, on Lagos Island on Wednesday.
According to latest update, a total of 22 persons have been rescued from the scene of the collapse.
The three-storeyed building, which housed a primary school on its last floor collapsed around 10am.
At least 10 persons trapped –Report
At least 10 primary-school pupils are trapped inside a building which collapsed in central Lagos on Wednesday, a rescuer said.
“At least 10 children” are inside the building and are “thought to be alive,” said the rescuer, who gave his name as Derin.