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#Itafaji: Nine-year-old boy missing as residents claim casualties are still trapped under rubble



#Itafaji: Nine-year-old boy missing as residents claim casualties are still trapped under rubble

Some residents at Massey street, Itafaji Lagos Island, have alleged that there are still casualties trapped under the building rubble.

The residents were reacting to claims by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency that it has rescued all those trapped under the building.

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Our reporter said a resident insisted his neighbour’s nine-year-old son, Gbolahan is still missing.

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He said the mother of the boy is presently at the hospital adding that she fainted from shock on hearing the news of the collapsed building.

His claims promoted LASEMA officials to embark on another round of clearing of debris, just to assure him there’s no casualty left.

After clearing for about 20mins, no casualty was found.

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WuzupNiaja reports that the proprietor of Ohen Nursery & Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

The Nigerian Red Cross (NRC) had also appealed for blood donations for victims of the collapsed building.

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Mr Olakunle Lasisi, Secretary of NRC, Lagos made the appeal in an interview on Thursday in Lagos.

Speaking on the hashtags #DonateForItafaji and #savetheitafajichildren trending on social media, to solicit for blood donations from the public, he said Red Cross would partake in the exercise.

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