Some family members waiting to claim the bodies of their loved ones at the mortuary.
Some students of a private school protested at the scene of the collapsed building on Lagos Island, carrying placards, which called on the government to save them from quack developers.
Some of their placards reads, “RIP”, “Save Our Souls…from Quack Developers”, “Qatob Group of Schools commiserate with departed souls”.
Governor-elect of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has arrived at the General Hospital in Lagos Island to visit the victims of the collapsed building.
He arrived in the company of his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
The Medical Director is presently conducting him round the wards where the victims are receiving treatment.
The All Progressives Congress has expressed shock and deep sadness at Wednesday’s collapse of a building in Ita-Faji area of Lagos State.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said, “When we lose our loved ones, it is never easy, particularly when they are children lost to such horrific and avoidable building collapse.
“We sympathise with the families of the dead victims and pray for the speedy and full recovery of the injured. We also pray for the safe rescue of those still reportedly trapped in the collapsed building rubble.”
The representative of Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu said the DG has directed that the rubble be thoroughly cleared until convinced that there were no victims trapped under it.
He said his team was on an assessment visit to the site and NEMA would decide on palliative measures to take after the visit.
Some residents at Massey street where the building collapsed have faulted the claims of LASEMA that it has rescued all those trapped under the building.
The residents who were enraged by the claims alleged that there are still casualties trapped under in the debris of the collapsed building.
The Nigerian Red Cross has appealed for blood donations for victims of the collapsed building on Lagos Island.
Mr Olakunle Lasisi, Secretary of NRC, Lagos made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.
“It was launched by the MD of the General Hospital, so they can have enough blood in the bank to assist the casualties of the collapsed building.
“When an incident like this happens, blood donations is always required to meet the demand of those in need of blood transfusion.
General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Adeshina Tiamiyu, has said there is no casualty left under the debris of the collapsed building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.
“We stopped work at 3: 00 a.m after recovering the lifeless body of a male and we are sure there is no casualty left under the debris,” said Tiamiyu.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has debunked claims that over 100 pupils were trapped in the collapsed building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji area of Lagos Island.
General Manager, LASEMA, Mr Adeshina Tiamiyu, speaking at the site of the collapsed building on Thursday morning, said, “I have seen the picture of the building before it collapsed and I can confirm to you that the floor that housed the school cannot accommodate up to 100 pupils.”