Several Children Rescued At Site Of Lagos Building Collapse

Emergency and rescue teams are currently at the scene of the incident

Emergency and rescue teams are currently at the scene of the incident

A building containing a primary school has collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos and pupils are feared to be among the dead and injured. But another child was pulled out and slung over a rescuer's shoulder, limp and dangling. Scores of children are thought to be inside. Onlookers crowd around in the densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.

Emotional, a number of shirtless men jumped in to offer assistance, hacksaws and mallets in hand.

Images are coming in from the scene of a building collapse at the Itafaji area of Lagos Island.

A resident of the area, Prince Adams, who spoke with Punch Nigeria on the telephone, said no fewer than 10 pupils had been removed from the rubble so far. At the time the news of the incident emerged, the cause of the collapse was yet to be ascertained.

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"It is awful. Parents are crying".

There is no word on casualties yet.

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

It is said to be about 30 years old.

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