Wednesday 13 March 2019

BREAKING: Scores of Pupils Feared Dead, Others Trapped In Lagos School Building Collapse

Scores of primary school pupils are feared dead on Wednesday after a three-storeyed building at Ita Faji, Lagos Island, collapsed around 10am.

The school was said to be on the last floor.

A resident of the area, Prince Adams, who alerted our correspondent to the incident on the telephone, said no fewer than 10 pupils had been removed from the rubble so far.

“It is terrible. Parents are crying. I can’t withstand the gorry sight,” he added.

Our correspondent heard cries on the background.
Premises of collapsed building

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Kehinde Adebayo, confirmed the collapse, adding that emergency officials were already on ground.

Here is a video of the school building collapse incident.

Culled from: Punch Newspaper

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