Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has visited the site of a building collapse on Lagos Island, expressing sadness over the loss of “precious lives”.
The governor confirmed that some people were killed in the building that housed a school which collapsed on Wednesday.
“I am greatly saddened by the loss of precious lives in the collapse of a building in Lagos Island today,” he tweeted.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in this unfortunate incident.
He assured Lagosians that rescue operatives were doing all they could to rescue more people trapped inside the building.
“Our response team is doing everything possible to rescue more people and provide medical attention to survivors.”
Chronicle NG reported earlier that a three-storey building collapsed at Ita-Faaji on Lagos Island.
The building housed a school with about 100 pupils in it.