Breaking: 100 pupils trapped as school building collapses in Lagos Island

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Over 100 people, including several primary school pupils are trapped with several 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 spoke to the media on 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.
Cries could be heard in the background.

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

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.

The Lagos State Government has also confirmed the incident. The state government announced on Twitter that rescue efforts were going on at the site.

It’s gathered that over 100 students are currently still trapped and being dug out.

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