Kabiru Sasore, a 3-year-old survivor of the building collapse in Itafaaji on Lagos Island, has said he is afraid of going to school again.
The student of Ohen nursery/primary school, who told the story of how his school building fell apart, said he was eating in his class when the ugly incident happened.
Concise News had earlier reported that the incident claimed over 20 lives, including that of the school proprietor.
“I was eating in my class when my school collapsed, I heard a loud sound, and our school shook and all of us fell on each other,” the Nation quoted little Sasore as saying.
“I was afraid and I didn’t want to go to school that day, I later saw a caterpillar. Though I am fine but my back is still painting me and my neck.”
The boy concluded that he was afraid to go to school again because he did not want to experience a similar incident.
Some of the injured pupils are in stable condition and still receiving medical attention in some hospitals in Lagos.
According to reports, some of the patients had been stabilised, while others were still being attended to.
Names of the patients in stable condition had been pasted at the General Hospital for easy identification of the victims by their relatives.
Relations of some of the victims expressed gratitude to God for the survival of their children, thanking the medical team for their care.
They told NAN on condition of anonymity that their loved ones had been stabilised and were receiving the needed treatment.
A pregnant woman, proprietor of the school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils, died after the building collapsed.