School building collapse: Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones - UK government

School building collapse: Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones - UK government

The United Kingdom has expressed shock over the collapse of a school building that occurred in Lagos Island on Wednesday, March 13.

In a tweet, the UK government wished those who were injured swift recovery and expressed condolence to those who lost loved ones.

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The government said its thoughts are with the families who have lost their loved ones in the tragic disaster, wishing those who sustained injuries a swift and full recovery.

Read the tweet below: had reported that some residents of Itafaji area of Lagos Island pelted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with sachets of water as he left the venue of the collapsed building where over 80 school children were said to be trapped under the debris.

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The outgoing Lagos governor had arrived the scene from the left wing of the collapsed building but could not get close to the point of the collapse as the crowd grew apprehensive against him.

Meanwhile, A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the Nursery/Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, March 13, witnesses and hospital sources said.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said eight persons died, while 34 others were rescued in the wreckage of the building that collapsed at about 10am. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency did not give the number of the dead, but 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 three adult females, one adult male, two teenage boys, one young boy and three teenage girls ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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