Nigeria school collapse: Pupils feared dead in Lagos

Nigeria school collapse: Pupils feared dead in Lagos

This is a developing story.

Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-story building school building collapsed while classes were in session.

Men carry a boy who was rescued at the site of a collapsed building containing a school in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, Nigeria, March 13, 2019.

An emergency agency spokesman said he had no information on casualties. Initial reports indicate that at least 10 children have been pulled from the rubble so far as rescue workers scramble to save lives.

Footage from the scene showed a young boy, his face, arms and legs covered in dust, being lifted above the crowd and passed between adults to safety as people cheered around him.

According to Channels Tv, a primary school is said to be located on the top floor of the building with pupils feared killed and others trapped.

People spray water on a child who was rescued at the site of a collapsed building containing a school in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos Nigeria

Emergency and rescue workers are now at the scene of the incident.

"Nigeria's infrastructure is generally less than half the size than in the average sub-Saharan Africa country and only a fraction of that in emerging market economies", the International Monetary Fund has noted.

The three-storey building came down around 10am on Wednesday in the city of Lagos, shortly after lessons started and while the classrooms would have been full.

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

At the site, many people were shouting and screaming.

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