Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Rescue efforts underway after Lagos school collapse

Rescue efforts underway after Lagos school collapse

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

Many people including school children are believed to be trapped inside a building that collapsed on Wednesday. Initial reports indicate that at least 10 children have been pulled from the rubble so far as rescue workers scramble to save lives.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as well as security personnel including the police, army and National Security and Civil Defence Force (NSCDC) have continued with rescue operations at the scene.

The school is said to have been on the top floor of the three-storey building in Ita Faji on Lagos island.

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Nigeria is frequently hit by building collapses, with weak enforcement of regulations and poor construction materials often used.

The building was a mixture of residential apartments and classrooms, according to local media.

More than 100 people died when a church came down in south eastern Nigeria, in 2016.

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