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    At Least 5 Children Dead as School Building Collapses in Nigeria - Reports

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    According to Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency's southwest region, there is no information about casualties yet.

    The Guardian Nigeria reported Wednesday that a three-storey building collapsed in the Itafaji area of Lagos, adding that over 100 people are trapped under the debris, while several pupils had been sent to a hospital. According to the outlet, at least 5 children have been found dead at the site.

    A local news station Channels TV also stated that the primary school was located on the top floor of the building.

    AFP reported, citing a rescue team, that at least 10 children are trapped under the debris, while the Nigerian Tribune newspaper reported that 19 people, including seven children, have been rescued from the collapsed building.

    There are no official statements so far explaining what exactly caused the collapse.

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