Thursday, 14 March 2019

Lagos Building Collapse: See photos of rescued children as Red Cross urges donation of blood to victims

A three-storey building with a primary school inside collapsed on Wednesday in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.

According to reports, the school had over 120 pupils. Of this figure, nine have been confirmed dead, some rescued and taken to the hospital while many may still be trapped.

When Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, visited the scene, he said the school operated illegally. Residents also said the collapsed building had been marked for demolition and the occupants given notice to quit.

Ambode has promised that a full-scale investigation would be carried out but for now many are counting their losses.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Red Cross has solicited for blood gifts for those injured in the building collapse.

Olakunle Lasisi, Secretary of NRC, Lagos disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

“It was propelled by the MD of the General Hospital, so they can have enough blood in the bank to help the setbacks of the crumbled building.

“At the point when an incident like this occurs, blood gifts are constantly required to fulfill the need of those needing blood transfusion.

“It is a decent opportunity for the blood donation center to recharge in light of the fact that there are individuals who need to help.

“A portion of our individuals who are expected for blood gift will be accessible,” he told NAN.

 See some photos and video of rescued children.

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