Over Ten Children Dead, More Than 50 Trapped As Lagos Three-Storey Building Collapse
It is hue and cry in Lagos on Wednesday as a three-storey building caved in in Lagos, killing about over ten school children while leaving more than fifty others, as well other occupants of the building trapped in the debris.
The building located at the Itafaji area of Lagos Island was reported to be a residential building with several apartments.
The building collapse was also confirmed by Kehinde Adebayo, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, saying that emergency officials were already on the ground.
Meanwhile, the cause of the collapse was yet to be ascertained, even as several persons were inside the building when it collapsed on the occupants
A distressed lady who took her aunt’s children to school was weeping bitterly. She said the children initially did not want to go to school, but were urged to do so.
“The children said they didn’t want to go to school today but were forced to go, the lady said while weeping at the evacuation site and calling everybody to help her. A teacher was said to have called from under the debris stating that about 20 children were trapped with her.