In a very sad turn of events, a three-storey building located in Itafaaji area of Lagos Island collapsed on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, around 10-11 am.
Reports say as many as 100 people, many of which are students are still trapped in the rubble. The collapsed building housed a primary school on its third floor.
Aside the Primary School located on the top floor of the building, the structure was reportedly a residential building with several apartments.
As at press time, scores have been rushed to the general hospital in Marina, but many others still sadly, remain trapped.
Emergency and rescue teams are currently at the scene of the incident, MDB can confirm.
The Lagos state Government has also confirmed the ongoing rescue operations.
More details to follow.
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) March 13, 2019
Just In: A three storey building collapsed at Ita Faji area of Lagos island. The building housed a children’s school of a about 400 pupils,shops and flats of residence.
Casualties figures not confirmed
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— Afolabi Idris (@hadhratidris) March 13, 2019
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Many pupils dead, over 100 trapped as school building collapses in Lagos . . Tragedy struck, some minutes ago, at Itafaji, Lagos Island, as a 3 storey building housing a school collapsed, killing and trapping many. . . As at the time of filing this report, many students are being rushed to the General hospital, Marina, while parents are trooping there to search for their children. . . It’s gathered that over 100 students are currently still trapped and being dug out.