Many primary school students are at present feared dead on Wednesday after a three-storeyed school building collapses in Lagos. The area where the incident happened was confirmed to be at Ita Faji, Lagos Island. The building was said to have collapsed around 10 am.
The school building which collapsed 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, however, also heard cries on the background.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Kehinde Adebayo, confirmed the collapse, adding that emergency officials were already on the ground.