Over 100 pupils feared dead as school building collapses in Lagos

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Several victims, including school children are presently trapped under the rubbles of a three story building that suddenly collapsed in the morning at Ita-Faji area, Lagos Island.

Footage from the scene in Lagos shows at least one dust-covered boy being carried out of the rubble.

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

They were rescued by residents of the area who gathered the site, as well as officials from Emergency rescue agencies. At the time the news of the incident emerged, the cause of the collapse was yet to be ascertained.

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

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

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

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