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.
School building collapsed in the early hour of today in Lafiaji Lagos island. Some of the students are already been saved, some are feared dead and the others are still trapped. pic.twitter.com/50sm80569s— BVITY (@BVITYMediaGroup) 13 марта 2019 г.
There are no official statements so far explaining what exactly caused the collapse.
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Many pupils dead, over 100 trapped as school building collapses in Lagos.. Tragedy struck, some minutes ago, at Itafaji, Lagos Island, as a 3 storey building housing a school collapsed, killing and trapping many… As at the time of filing this report, many students are being rushed to the General hospital, Marina, while parents are trooping there to search for their children… It’s gathered that over 100 students are currently still trapped and being dug out.