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Dozens of children trapped, at least 10 dead in Lagos school collapse

Dozens of children trapped, at least 10 dead in Lagos school collapseā€

Search efforts were called off at the site of a school building that collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, as rescuers were trying to find a register of children to work out how many have died.

Police said they believed scores of people were trapped under the rubble of the building which collapsed mid-morning in an area near Itafaji market on Lagos Island.

A local rescue official told Xinhua News Agency that at least nine bodies have been discovered, and the school in the three-story building in Ita-Faji area of the Lagos Island had 172 registered pupils.

"I just want to appeal to people that when we are doing this kind of rescue operation, yes, sympathizers will naturally come but I want to appeal that they should give the rescue workers the chance to save more lives", he said.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, have commiserated with victims and families of those who died in yesterday's building collapse in Lagos State.

A middle-aged woman simply identified as Medinat, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said: "The government should come and demolish all these houses in my neighbourhood; this one that collapsed, they marked it since previous year but they cleaned the mark by the government and continued staying there, even the government never came back".

"It is believed that many people including children are now trapped in the building", Mr Farinloye said.

The former Lagos State Governor urged the state government to ensure adequate medical treatment for the rescued victims.

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While sympathising with the parents of the victims, Ambode said efforts have been intensified to rescue more pupils still trapped beneath the rubbles.

"This incident has further highlighted the urgent need.to take urgent action on issues of safety in schools across the country", country director Hussaini Abdu said.

It was not known how many students had been in a primary school located on the building's top floor.

The building, which was described by residents and rescue workers, as "very old" and "marked for demolition since last year", came crashing after giving signs of fatigue.

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A crowd of people who had already gathered at the scene were overjoyed to see the boy hale and hearty and they rejoiced in unison at his rescue.

"If the structural strength is too weak, it should be recommended for full or partial demolition, in which case there must be compensation from the government that approved the building plans" he said.

"That is what is important to us and the more lives we save, the better for us", he said.

Afolabi blamed the government for the state of fix of many buildings on Lagos Island, many of which have been listed for demolition.

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Teachers on duty in the classes were also said to have been trapped in the ruins.



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