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Toyin Abraham, a Nollywood actress, has expressed her grief at the fall of the Ikoyi skyscraper on Monday, November 1, 2021.
Toyin Abraham said hearing about the tragedy makes her sad, and reading about the fatalities and injuries makes her heart bleed and break in an Instagram post.
Toyin Abraham expressed sympathy for families that are torn between being hopeful about missing family ones and preparing for the worst.
The actress said she has been praying for strength for the family and life for the trapped victims, assuring them that they are not alone in this difficult time.
Toyin Abraham wrote: Hearing the news of the Ikoyi collapsed building made me sad. Reading about the news of death and injuries was saddening. But nothing prepare me for the videos of the family members of the victims I saw. My heart bled. I broke down.
How do you tell these people to have hope when the days and time are going by? Four days gone now, some of them don’t know whether to keep hoping or prepare for the worse?
I have been praying for strength for the family and life for the trapped victims. Please dear family members, I want you to know that you are not alone. God is with you and our best wishes and prayers are for you.
We sincerely pray that at this critical time, you will find strength, hope and courage to be strong for the victims gone, those in hospital and those still trapped. Please be rest assured that you are not alone. We are praying with you. God who knows best will do the best.
NenyKo recalls a 21 storey building under construction collapsed off Alexander way, Gerrard Road, in the Ikoyi area of the state.
On Wednesday 3rd November 2021, the death toll from the collapse hit 36, and 9 persons sustained injury and are in hospital.
The incident has embarrassed the Lagos State Government, which has been making moves to attract foreign investors.