A building containing a primary school has collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, with pupils reported trapped in the rubble.
The school was on the top floor of the three-storey building in Ita Faji on Lagos island, in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
It was gathered that the Primary School is located on the top floor of the building, which is reported to be a residential building with several apartments.
AFP reports that at least 10 primary school pupils are still trapped in the rubble, at the time of filing this.
According to reports, about 100 pupils are still trapped and scores have been rushed to the general hospital in Marina, at the time of filing this report.
Emergency and rescue teams are currently at the scene of the incident.
There are about 150 pupils in the school. 30 of this number had ventured out for sporting activities when the collapse occurred.
So far, 4 of the pupils have been rescued with 2 said to have appeared lifeless
Some worried parents have arrived at the scene while others have gone to a local hospital to look for their children, he adds.
Ibrahim Farinloye, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, said the collapse had happened at about 10:00 local time (09:00 GMT).
Building collapses are common in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and commercial capital.
Lagos Island, like other suburbs in Lagos, is littered with old, poorly maintained structures, most of whom would not pass basic structural engineering tests.
Materials are often sub-standard and the enforcement of regulations is lax, correspondents say.