Rescue efforts underway after Lagos school collapse

13 Mars, 2019, 15:39 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Rescue efforts underway after Lagos school collapse

Tragedy struck, some minutes ago, at Itafaji, Lagos Island, as a three-storey building housing a school collapsed, with pupils feared killed and over 100 trapped.

In Lagos that same year, a five-storey building still under construction collapsed, killing at least 30 people.

"It is believed that many people including children are now trapped in the building", he said.

Sani Datti, a spokesman with Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, said: "For now, we don't have any word on casualties as we are still busy with rescue work".

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It was gathered that the Primary School is located on the top floor of the building, which is reported to be a residential building with several apartments.

On social media, pictures and videos of distressed parents reportedly rushing to the school were shared.

Building collapses are common in Lagos, Nigeria's most populous city and commercial capital.

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