Lagos Issues Seven-Day Ultimatum To Owners Of Distressed Buildings
Collapsed building. File image courtesy Guardian Nigeria

A three-storey building on Wednesday collapsed at the Itafaji area of Lagos Island in Lagos state, South-west Nigeria.

A primary school is said to be located on the top floor of the building with pupils feared killed and others trapped.

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A resident, according to a report by a national daily Punch, at least 10 pupils had been removed from the rubble.

“It is terrible. Parents are crying. I can’t withstand the gorry sight,” the resident, Prince Adams, added.

It was also learned that men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (Lasema) were already at the scene of the collapse, according to the spokesman for the agency, Kehinde Adebayo.

Concise News understands that the structure is reported to be a residential building with several apartments.

As at the time of filing this report, emergency and rescue workers are at the scene of the incident.