Thursday, 24 October, 2019

Many feared dead, scores of school pupils trapped in Lagos building collapse

Building collapses in Lagos, school kids trapped, many feared dead Many children feared dead, trapped as school building collapses in Nigeria (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Patty Aguilar | 13 March, 2019, 15:52

As at the time of filing this report, many pupils are being rushed to the General hospital, Marina, while parents are trooping there to search for their children.

Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-storey school building collapsed while classes were taking place inside.

Workers on top of the rubble have been frantically shovelling away the debris.

Sani Datti, a spokesman with Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, said: "For now, we don't have any word on casualties as we are still busy with rescue work". Scores of children are thought to be inside.

Building collapses in Lagos, school kids trapped, many feared dead

The three-storeyed building, which housed a primary school on its last floor collapsed around 10am.

Materials are often sub-standard and there is weak enforcement of regulations, correspondents say.

Images are coming in from the scene of a building collapse at the Itafaji area of Lagos Island. In 2016, more than 100 people were killed when a church came down in southeastern Nigeria.

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