The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said he is “shocked and saddened’’ over the collapse of a three-storey building, which left many pupils dead in Ita Faji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday.
The Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Stephane Dujarric, disclosed this on Thursday at a regular news conference, NAN reports.
He said: “The Secretary-General will be writing to the government of Nigeria to express his condolences.”
On Wednesday, at least 12 pupils have been confirmed dead following the collapse of the three-storey building which housed a primary school in Lagos in southwestern Nigeria, according to a hospital source.
Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode said a thorough investigation would be launched into the incident.
The building, located in Ita-Faji area of Lagos, had collapsed, leaving several dead and others injured on Wednesday.
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