Nigeria, March 14 -- Widespread reactions have trailed Wednesday's collapse of a three-storey building housing pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School and tenants at Massey Street, Lagos Island.

According to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), at least 40 pupils, including 10 dead bodies, had been pulled out of the rubble as at the day it happened.

The Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who visited the scene blamed the owner of the building for the mishap. President Muhammadu Buhari in response, called on the state government not to allow a recurrence of the tragic incident.

Although records of casualties remain sketchy, an official involved in the rescue operation, Thursday, told PREMIUM TIMES 16 people have died while 41...