Lagos State Government has finally confirmed the casualty figure in the building collapse incident that occured at Ita Faaji, Lagos Island on Wednesday.
According to the government, a total of 20 people died in the accident.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris and General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, disclosed the figure at a media briefing on the sad incident after rescue operation has been completed.
The four storey building housed a private Nursery School, Baden School, residents and shops on the floor of the structure.
According to Idris, the deceased include 16 pupils and four adults.
Idris also debunked the alleged extortion against staff of the Lagos Island General Hospital by relations of victims of demanding certain amount of money for treatment, “This is not true. The claim came from mischievous elements for their own selfish reasons.”