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Lagos Collapsed Building: Mother Loses Child, Another Critically Injured

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Emmanuel Fikayo

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A day after the fatal collapse of a three - storey building on No .
63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji , Lagos Island, a woman, Mrs Adedayo Adedoyin, who lost one of her twin daughters in the incident, has begged the state government to ensure that her surviving child does not die .

The incident, which occurred around 10am on Wednesday , had claimed about 10 lives , including four pupils of the Ohen Nursery and Primary School, which operated on one of the floors of the building.

About 50 persons , including pupils and other residents of the building, were rescued from the rubble by emergency workers and taken to the Lagos Island General Hospital, Massey Children Hospital, Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

Adedayo stated that her extended family had four children in the school that was located on one of the floors of the collapsed building, her twins and her husband sister’ s two children.

She added that she had no inkling that the building would collapse , noting that it was recently painted.

“ They ’ ve been going to the school for three years and the children have never told me of any issue in the school, ” she said .

Adedayo said her surviving six- year- old daughter was receiving treatment in the hospital.

“ She’ s the twin sister of the one who died .
The one who survived is injured on one side of her body from the neck to her foot , ” she added .

Another mother , Ijayat Salau , whose three daughters were victims of the collapsed structure, called upon the state government to help the families of the victims .

Ijayat’ s eldest daughter died in the accident, while the two others are currently receiving treatment at the surgical emergency unit of LASUTH .

The traumatised mother noted that she was in her shop when she received a call that the building had collapsed, adding that she would appreciate all the help she could receare.

Source:-A day after the fatal collapse of a three - storey building on No . 63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji , Lagos Island, a woman, Mrs Adedayo Adedoyin, who lost one of her twin daughters in the incident, has begged the state government to ensure that her surviving child does not die .
The incident, which occurred around 10am on Wednesday , had claimed about 10 lives , including four pupils of the Ohen Nursery and Primary School, which operated on one of the floors of the building.
About 50 persons , including pupils and other residents of the building, were rescued from the rubble by emergency workers and taken to the Lagos Island General Hospital, Massey Children Hospital, Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
Adedayo stated that her extended family had four children in the school that was located on one of the floors of the collapsed building, her twins and her husband sister’ s two children.
She added that she had no inkling that the building would collapse , noting that it was recently painted.
“ They ’ ve been going to the school for three years and the children have never told me of any issue in the school, ” she said .
Adedayo said her surviving six- year- old daughter was receiving treatment in the hospital.
“ She’ s the twin sister of the one who died . The one who survived is injured on one side of her body from the neck to her foot , ” she added .
Another mother , Ijayat Salau , whose three daughters were victims of the collapsed structure, called upon the state government to help the families of the victims .
Ijayat’ s eldest daughter died in the accident, while the two others are currently receiving treatment at the surgical emergency unit of LASUTH .
The traumatised mother noted that she was in her shop when she received a call that the building had collapsed, adding that she would appreciate all the help she could receive.

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