Station Magazine understands that about 40 survivors have been successfully rescued while an unconfirmed number of deaths have been recorded.
Nigerians on social media bared their mind on issues that led to the loss of lives, especially those of young people.
See Their Reaction.
The collapsed Lagos Island building had been marked for demolition & occupants asked to relocate last year.
Months later, the occupants came back, demolition mark erased, someone has been settled.
Now, the building collapsed, killing innocent school pupils.
This is Nigeria!!!
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) March 13, 2019
As a father, I can’t begin to imagine the sense of loss families must feel today as 9 children lost their lives with several hundreds injured.
We honor the hardworking 1st responders & everyday Nigerians lending a helping hand to save our children #LagosBuildingCollapse pic.twitter.com/ajnBqYmfnQ
— FelaDUROTOYE (@feladurotoye) March 13, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, in his reaction, expressed sadness on the event of the building collapse. He lamented the loss of valuable lives and admonished the Lagos State government to do all in its power to ensure that rescue operation is sustained.
I’m extremely saddened by the news of the collapsed building in Itafaaji area of Lagos. It touches one to lose precious lives in any kind of mishap, particularly those so young and tender. May God grant everyone affected by this sad incident fortitude and succour.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 13, 2019
The Punch also had an interview with the son of the building owner who confirmed that his father had been rescued.
— The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) March 13, 2019
Blood donations are needed for the Pupils of Ita Faji building collapse Your donation will go a long way#BloodForItafajiVictims #LagosBuildingCollapse pic.twitter.com/ObAj93IH3S @LifeBankNigeria @followlasg @Gidi_Traffic
— Abdwahab (@Abiwabor) March 13, 2019
What tragic incidence. My friend's son Ibrahim was in the rumble not yet found either dead or alive. Was with me yesterday, we ate together with my daughter. Today he's no more. Oreoluwami us depressed may not be able to comprehend but knew something was pic.twitter.com/Cs6tXhkWxC
— STORA® (@Stora79) March 13, 2019