#Itafaji: Birthday Boy Who Insisted he Doesn’t Want to go School Killed In Lagos Building Collapse

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One of the student who died in Wednesday’s Lagos school building collapse told his mum he didn’t want to go to school on the day, because he was his birthday.

A three-storeyed building including the Ohen Nursery and Primary School, Ita Faji, Lagos Island, yesterday collapsed, killing over 20 people

According to SaharaReporters, families and neighbors of the victims lamented that the incident might have been avoided.

One parent who assisted in rescuing trapped victim said: “I have rescued my five-year-old son, he survived; now I’m here to help others but the LASEMA officials are making things very difficult and slow.”

The parent added that a boy might have avoided the accident had it been his mum might have listened to him

“Today is the boy’s birthday; he said he didn’t want to go to school because it’s his birthday but his mother insisted. He was among those that first died.”

Another said: “A woman couldn’t afford fees so she came to beg in the morning but the proprietor turned her back with her child; she has just heard what happened and is thanking God.”

Rescue efforts at the crash is currently going on now as at this time of report.

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