A three-storeyed building at Ita Faji, Lagos Island, collapsed around 10am today.The building houses a school on the last floor and many pupils are believed to be trapped.
A resident of the area, Prince Adams, who alerted the Punch to the incident on the telephone, 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.
Our correspondent heard cries on the background.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Kehinde Adebayo, confirmed the collapse, adding that emergency officials were already on ground.