Adeshina Tiamiyu, general manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Thursday said there was no casualty left beneath the rubble of the collapsed three-storey building im the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.
Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager of the agency, made this known while fielding questions from journalists at the site of the incident.
Tiamiyu added that he could ascertain the number casualty figure but the ministry of health would release the accurate figure later in the day.
“We stopped work at 3am after recovering the lifeless body of a male and we are sure there is no casualty left under the debris,” he said.
However, some residents have countered the assertion of LASEMA, insisting that there are still casualties in the debris
The building, which housed a primary school on its second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.
At least 12 people, including nine children, have been confirmed dead.
When he visited the site on Wednesday, Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, said buildings within the vicinity would be subjected to integrity tests, adding that any building that failed the test would be demolished.
“This area and building here will be undergoing an integrity test. As you can see some of the buildings have been marked for demolition.
“We have been receiving pleas from house owners from the area. Notwithstanding, we will go ahead with the integrity test and any building that fails the integrity test will be demolished.
“But the most important thing now is to save more lives before we talk about dealing with the culprit.” He said