APC Mourns Victims of Lagos Building Collapse as death toll rises
Rescuers and equipment at scene of the building collapse

APC Mourns Victims of Lagos Building Collapse as death toll rises

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has joined the list of mourners for the lives of children and others that were lost on Wednesday in a building on Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island.

Estimates of the dead and injured are not exactly known as the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is expected to issue an official figure before the days end.

Unofficial sources put the deaths at over 15, while the Lagos Island General Hospital released a list of over 40 in stable conditions. It did not release the list of those who died there.

A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery/Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils are speculated to have died in the collapsed building.

Names of Collapsed building Victims (stable)

Rasheed Lasbat Female
Ogunsanwo Olumide Male
Adeyemo Kehinde Female
Adedoyin Rukayat Female
Sanusi Rukayat Female
Sulaimon Baraka Female
Rasheed Shukurat Female
Komolafe Saidat Female
Unknown Female
Unknown Male
Unknown Male
Hassan Omotolani Female
Abimbola Faroq Male
Alabi Quayum Male
Afolabi Rodiat Female
Olawusi Rokibat Female
Alawu Fayibat Female
Adedoyin Kehinde
Rasheedat Labat Female
Naimot Tise Female
Alabi Kabiru Male
Shasore Kabiru Male
Ogunsanwo Daniel Male
Owolabi Ayomide Male
Ayeni Faroq Male
Amoo Khalid Male
Unknown (Iya Ope) Female
Johnson Esther (Teacher) Female
Hassan Jamiu (AD) Male
Ajibade Samatu (AD) Male
Unknown (AD) Female
Samuel Esther (Teacher) Female
Adesegiri Kemi Female
Wasiu Segun Male
Ayeni Asabi Female
Alabi Kabiru Male
Mubarak Olayinka Male
Hassan Jamiu Male
Ayanbola Demola Male
Afolabi Samiat Female

The APC says it is shocked and deeply saddened by Wednesday’s collapse of the building housing a school and residential units which led to several deaths and injuries, particularly among children.

According to its spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, “When we lose our loved ones, it is never easy, particularly when they are children lost to such horrific and avoidable building collapse.

“We sympathise with the families of the dead victims and pray for the speedy and full recovery of the injured. We also pray for the safe rescue of those still reportedly trapped in the collapsed building rubble.

“While we commiserate with the government and people of Lagos state over the sad incident, the party is worried that the frequency of these building collapse and its attendant human casualties has become abnormal. Relevant regulatory authorities across the country must do all that is necessary to prevent a reoccurrence of these avoidable building collapses”.

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