Nigeria school collapse: Pupils feared dead in Lagos

A body of a child is recovered from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos Nigeria

Rescue personnel have pulled out several children from the debris.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that the federal ministry of health directed all the federal health institutions in Lagos state to provide necessary healthcare support and ensure adequate services to victims of the collapsed school building in the state. Residents disclosed that there were visible cracks running down the back of the building.

"Please, save my child, save my child!" wept one traumatised mother whose seven-year-old daughter was trapped inside, as people tried in vain to console her.

Residents said around 100 children had attended the school, which was on the top levels of the building.

"There are over 1,000 distressed other buildings of this nature in Lagos, which, if nothing is done to demolish them, they will still collapse, resulting to more calamities in the state. It is heartless to ask a woman who just lost four children to go and start looking for 150,000 to save the life of the last surviving child, please intervene on our behalf".

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Search and rescue workers are trying to pull a girl out from under piles of concrete rubble after the collapse of a three-story building in Lagos Island, Nigeria, on Wednesday.

The president while offering his commiserations to the families of the victim, charged the Lagos State government to take measures to prevent the recurrence of the incident.

"The deputy governor is in the hospital actually taking care of those that were rescued and taken to the hospital most especially the children. The school owner and some kids have been taken to the hospital".

The South-West Zonal Head of Public Affairs of the Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye said the rescue operation was ongoing as at 8pm.

The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.

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A middle-aged woman simply identified as Medinat, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said: "The government should come and demolish all these houses in my neighbourhood; this one that collapsed, they marked it since past year but they cleaned the mark by the government and continued staying there, even the government never came back".

An inquiry found extra floors had been added without planning permission.

The school is located within a three-storey building.

"We must continue to save lives and would intensify our efforts to see that those that have failed our integrity test are brought down", he said.

He promised a full investigation once rescue operations were concluded and vowed that those responsible would be prosecuted.

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