Tragedy as Lagos building collapses, primary school children trapped, feared dead
14th Mar, 2019
Tragedy struck earlier yesterday at Itafaji, Lagos Island, as a three-storey building housing a school collapsed, killing and trapping many including primary school children.
It was reported that many students are being rushed to the General Hospital, Marina, while parents are trooping there to search for their children.
Eye-witnesses explained that over 100 students are currently still trapped and being dug out.
A resident of the area, name withheld 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.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Kehinde Adebayo, confirmed the collapse, adding that emergency officials were already on the ground.
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