Eight students of Ajangbadi High School in Iba Local Council
Development Area, LCDA, Lagos went into coma after the railing of the
two-storey building in the school collapsed.
The incident which caused pandemonium in the school premises occurred
at about 10:00 a.m. as the students were leaning on the rail on the
second floor of the building.
Vanguard gathered that the rail had shown signs of rust but was not replaced.
Miss Rofiat Ademola, a Senior Secondary School, SSS1 student, said the
rail finally gave way on Monday and injured eight of the SSS 3,
According to Ademola: "We were in the classroom at about 10:00 a.m.
Suddenly, we heard a loud noise.
"We rushed out to see what was happening and saw that some SSS3
students had fallen from the second floor of the building."
Another student, Mr. Samuel Olasunkanmi, said the rail started showing
signs of rust since last school term.
"Despite the bad state of the rail, the students still used to lean on
it before it collapsed on Monday."
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of the council, Mrs. Ramota
Oseni-Adeyeri who spoke to Vanguard, said only eight students were
affected when the rail gave way.
Oseni-Adeyeri said: "The students were rushed to the Iba LCDA Primary
Health Centre, PHC, where the medical officers gave them appropriate
"Of the eight students, only one is still in critical condition at the
moment and she was transferred to the Igando General Hospital, Igando,