Health Minister directs Lagos hospitals to support building collapse victims

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The Federal Ministry of Health has directed all the Federal health institutions in Lagos State to provide necessary healthcare support and ensure adequate services to victims of the collapsed school building in the state.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, gave the directive in a statement by Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public Relations of the Ministry, in Abuja.

Adewole, also commiserated with the families of the dead and the state government over the tragic incident.

Adewole wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Many primary school pupils have lost their lives after a three-storey building at Ita-Faji, Lagos Island, collapsed around 10 a.m on Wednesday.

The school was said to be on the last floor.

The General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, said many have been rescued, while some deaths were recorded.

“I can’t say how many persons rescued or dead. We met the local people in operation when we came in. Some had been rescued. The operation is still on,” he said.

A teacher, trapped with about 15 pupils under the rubble, called to seek for help.

Julius Berger and other emergency services teams were on ground to assist in the rescue operations.

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