According to the General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adeshina Tiamiyu, there is no casualty left under the debris of the collapsed building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.
Speaking to the press, Tiamiyu said:
“We stopped work at 3:00 AM after recovering the lifeless body of a male and we are sure there is no casualty left under the debris.”
He also debunked all claims that the school housed 100 pupils before it collapsed.
“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.”
The list of survivors released by the General Hospital and published by Punch revealed that only 41 people survived the collapse. Take a look at the list below:
A health worker confirmed that some of them were transferred to LUTH, LASUTH and the accident centre at Tollgate in order to decongest Lagos Island General Hospital.
Idiat Adebule, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, has urged parents and guardians to allow health workers and the rescue team do their work.
According to her:
“We commiserate with the families of the affected pupils and staff. We are urging parents, who are anxious to see their children and wards, to allow medical doctors and government’s rescue team to do their work in rescuing and protecting the lives of the victims.
“We are also assuring you that the state government will do its utmost to ensure that the best medical attention is given to those that have been rescued so far. We are also intensifying efforts to safely rescue other pupils and staff that are still trapped.”