Many primary school pupils were feared dead on Wednesday after a three-storeyed building at Ita Faji, Lagos Island, collapsed around 10am.
The school was said to be on the last floor.
Here are some of the updates from the news so far;
- 7 school pupils, 12 adults have been rescued alive.
- An eyewitness said the building have been marked twice for demolition by the authorities.
- Over 100 students feared to be dead
- At least 25 people have been rescued
Here are some of the people’s reaction as they cry out for help.
VIDEO: Tears as parents arrive Lagos school building collapse site, hospital pic.twitter.com/DASpDuf7qW— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) March 13, 2019
WATCH: Children being carried through crowds to ambulances after being pulled from rubble of school building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/FovL0M7hRQ— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 13, 2019
So this man at the site of this building collapse in Lagos island is threatening to kill himself as he lost 3 of his kids who sat at home all through last week because of school fees only for him to take them to school today, pay their fees and they all die— Emeka Uduma (@IAmMrMeks) March 13, 2019
I'm deeply hurt 😭😭
A woman lost 5 children in that Lagos island school building collapse 😳😳💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/jNRkwl7EuA— Grace💫💥 (@king_Hoyinda) March 13, 2019
Our hearts and prayers are out to families who are affected my this tragedy.