Building Collapses In Lagos, Primary School Kids Trapped
A three-storey building located in Itafaaji area of Lagos Island, collapsed on Wednesday, with early reports suggesting that some primary school pupils and scores of residents have been trapped in the ruin.
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.
According to reports, about 100 pupils are still trapped and scores have been rushed to the general hospital in Marina, at the time of filing this report.
According to report, emergency and rescue teams are currently at the scene of the incident.
Building collapses are common in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and commercial capital.
Lagos Island, like other suburbs in Lagos, is littered with old, poorly maintained structures, most of whom would not pass basic structural engineering tests.
Pulse will be updating this story subsequently, as we are headed to the site of the collapse for the rest of the story.