Several primary school pupils were feared dead on Wednesday, March 13 after a three-storeyed school building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The school building located at Ita Faji, Lagos Island, ORIENTAL TIMES understands, collapsed around 10 am. The school was said to be on the last floor.
A resident of the area, Prince Adams, told Punch Newspaper that no fewer than 10 pupils had been removed from the rubble so far.
His words: “It is terrible. Parents are crying. I can’t withstand the gory sight,” he added.
Meanwhile, 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.