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Building Collapses in Lagos, Pupils Trapped in Rubble

Building Collapses in Lagos, Pupils Trapped in Rubble

Reuters reported that about 100 pupils attended the school, which was on the third floor of the building.

Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency's southwest region, said there was no immediate information on any casualties.

The rescue operations are however, suffering hitches, as rescuers are finding it hard to gain access into the building with their equipments.

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday blamed the landlord of the collapsed building on Lagos Island which claimed lives for resisting government demolition plan.

Anguished families crowded around the flattened remains of the building, which housed an elementary school, holding out hope that more children would still be found alive in the wreckage.

About two dozen people have been rescued so far, said freelancer Anna Cunningham, reporting from the scene for CBC News. "Our response units are already here; we are getting additional cranes to be able to go deeper than where we are now to rescue more lives", the governor said.

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As the day wore on, several children were brought out, at least one of whom appeared to be dead.

"It's common to find schools in residential areas and in other locations that were not meant for educational institutions", Idris said. The state government will take care of the hospital bills. All we are trying to do is to scale up this rescue operation.

Lagos, which has a population of 20 million people, is made up of a collection of islands.

In Lagos that same year, a five-story building still under construction collapsed, killing at least 30 people.

Rescue workers and emergency teams rush to the scene.

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