Tragedy struck in Lagos in the early hours of Wednesday, March 13 as a three-storey building at Itafaji area of Lagos Island housing an unnamed primary school collapsed, leaving many children feared killed and trapped.
The primary school is said to be located on the second floor of the building.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency officials are already on ground trying to rescue the victims.
As residents of the area trooped to the site of the crumbled building, an unnamed distressed lady who reportedly took her aunt’s child to the school earlier in the morning was spotted weeping bitterly after the tragic incident.
She said the children initially did not want to go to school, but were urged to do so.
“The children said they didn’t want to go to school today but were forced to go," the lady said while weeping at the evacuation site and calling everybody to help her.
The lady is spotted weeping at the evacuation site as she calls on the people at the site to come to her rescue.
Meanwhile, some residents of Itafaji area of Lagos Island reportedly pelted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with sachets of water as he left the venue of the collapsed building.
The outgoing Lagos governor had arrived the scene from the left wing of the collapsed building but could not get close to the point of the collapse as the crowd began to protest.
Legit.ng correspondent on ground at the scene of the incident reports that the people expressed their displeasure at the spate of building collapse in the area, and angrily asked the governor to leave as they blamed the state government for the recurring incident.
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