Not less than 20 victims of the collapsed building at Ita-Faji were confirmed dead on arrival at the General Hospital, Lagos Island.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed this number during his visit to the hospital on Friday, .
He stated that their bodies have already been sent to their families for burial.
Recall that a three-storey building at Massey Street, in Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island, which was housing a primary school on the top floor collapsed on Wednesday morning.
Idris confirmed, however, that 45 persons survived the incident, having been treated across some of the state health facilities, including the Lagos Island General Hospital, Massey Street Children’s Hospital, Onikan Health Centre and Gbagada General Hospital.
The remains of those who died on the site are still being dug up by authorities.