Several primary school pupils were feared dead on Wednesday, March 13 after a three-storey school building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The school building located at Ita Faji, Lagos Island, collapsed around 10 am, online news outlets report.
The school was said to be on the top floor of the building.
A resident of the area, Prince Adams, told Punch, that no fewer than 10 pupils had been removed from the rubble so far.
“It is terrible. Parents are crying. I can’t withstand the gory sight,” he is quoted as saying.
Kehinde Adebayo, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, confirmed the collapse, noting that emergency officials were already on the ground to salvage the situation.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency’s southwest region, also confirmed the incident and said there was no information on casualties.