Connect with us
X
Categories:

News

BREAKING: Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

All Naija Entertainment

Published

on

“We worked through the night and one body was recovered,” the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Hello!! Have you heard about the deadly virus called Coronavirus? No? See What It Is & How To Prevent It Here. Also Stay Connected & Get Latest Updates On Coronavirus Here. Please be safe! We LOVE You.


The dilapidated building in the densely populated Lagos Island area of the city came down without warning on Wednesday morning.

Locals, firefighters and other emergency services workers picked through the rubble to find those trapped, in chaotic scenes.

Thirty-seven people were rescued alive, Farinloye said on Wednesday night.

Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the building had been earmarked for demolition and a nursery and primary school was being run illegally on one of its floors.

School bags, toys and clothes were among the piles of rubble as a bulldozer tried to clear a path through wreckage.

Shopworker Adeniyi Afolabi, who lives nearby, gave the name of the school as the Ohen Nursery and Primary, and said there were 144 pupils in attendance on Wednesday.

Another local, Zion Munachi, also confirmed the name and the number of pupils. Both said not all children were at the school because of sports activities.

Joshua Yang, of the Lagos State Fire Service, said the nursery area of the building had now been cleared.

“There are no persons left in the rubble,” he told the TVC News channel.

Building collapses are tragically common in Nigeria, where building regulations are routinely flouted.

In September 2014, 116 people died — 84 of them South Africans — when a six-storey guesthouse collapsed at the Lagos church complex of celebrity televangelist TB Joshua.

An inquiry found extra floors had been added without planning permission.

In 2016, at least 60 people were killed when the roof collapsed at a church in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state, in the south.


Get More Stories Like This On: Facebook: @AllNaijaEntertainment, Twitter: @AllNaijaEntertainment
Reach us on WhatsApp via: +2348104471989

Don’t Miss!

Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.





Latest Exchange Rate

Donate To ANE!


Mind buying a coffee to support us here at All Naija Entertainment?. Yes?

Donate Now
News2 hours ago

MURIC Denies Receiving N200,000 From ISWAP

News2 hours ago

Court Orders Substituted Service Of Disqualification Suit On Ize-Iyamu

Buhari
News2 hours ago

“I Ask For More Patience In Tackling Insecurity” – Buhari

News2 hours ago

Insecurity: Nigeria May Become Somalia – Pat Utomi, Ghali Na’ Abba Warn

Tukur Buratai
News2 hours ago

We’ve Pushed Boko Haram Out Of North-east, Remaining Borno – Buratai

News2 hours ago

US Sends Over 200 Ventilators To Nigeria

News2 hours ago

BREAKING: Buhari Meets NGF, Security Council In Aso Rock

Entertainment1 day ago

The Worst Mistake Any Housemate Can Make Is – Prince Reveals

Entertainment1 day ago

BBNaija: “I Want To Be One Of The Biggest Artistes In Africa” – Laycon Opens Up

Entertainment1 day ago

BBNaija: Stop Judging Nengi, Anyone In This House – Erica Tells Housemates

Entertainment1 day ago

DJ Cuppy Announces Release Date For “Original Copy”

News1 day ago

Apapa Will Open To Traffic In October — LASG

News1 day ago

Gov. Obiano’s Aide On Security Stabbed To Death By Unknown Assailants

News1 day ago

It’s Waste Of Time Trying To Impeach Edo State Governor, Obaseki – APC Reveals

Gun men - Bandits
News1 day ago

Bandits Attack Kaduna Community Again, Kills Scores

Jamb Logo
Education1 day ago

JAMB Considers New Date For 2020 Admissions

News1 day ago

Governor Ikpeazu Blames Nnamdi Kanu For Underdevelopment In Abia State

Okezie Ikpeazu
News1 day ago

Why I Went To Treat Coronavirus In Abuja – Abia State Governor Opens Up

News1 day ago

I Was Already Rich Before Becoming Minister – Malami Writes Buhari

Nigeria Police Logo
News1 day ago

Rivers State Police Reacts To Incident Of Gun Attack, Stolen Corpses

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Complete Episodes)

R kelly
Music1 week ago

[Music] R. Kelly – Burn It Up ft. Wysin, Yandell

Beirut Explosion
News7 days ago

Hundreds Wounded As Explosion Rips Through Lebanon’s Capital, Beirut (Pics, Video)

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 20)

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 11)

The Old Guard 2020
Movie Subtitles3 days ago

DOWNLOAD Complete The Old Guard 2020 Subtitles File [English SRT] 2020

Twyse 116 Ereme
Biography7 days ago

TWYSE_116: Complete History, Biography, Family, State Of Origin, Age And Throwback Photos Of Twyse Ereme (Twyse_116)

Shoprite
Business1 week ago

BREAKING: ShopRite To Leave Nigeria After 15 Years

News1 week ago

“We’re Going Nowhere” – TikTok Responds To Trump Threat

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 01)

Entertainment7 days ago

BBNaija: Ozo Begs Nengi After Picking Dora As Deputy Head Of House

The Walking Dead
Movie Subtitles1 week ago

DOWNLOAD Complete The Walking Dead Season 10 Subtitles File [English SRT] 2019-2020

Entertainment5 days ago

BBNaija: ‘Why Erica Broke Up With Me’- Kiddwaya Opens Up

R kelly
Lyrics1 week ago

R. Kelly – Burn It Up ft. Wysin, Yandell [Lyrics]

News1 week ago

Ize-Iyamu’s Family Backs Obaseki’s Re-Election

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 26)

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 03)

News1 week ago

Mosques And Churches To Reopen In Lagos On August 7 & 9 Respectively

The Walking Dead
Movie Subtitles1 week ago

DOWNLOAD Complete Fear The Walking Dead Season 01 Subtitles File [English SRT] 2010

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 04)

ANE Billboard Hots!



Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.





Copyright © All Naija Entertainment.

css.php