Tragedy struck on Wednesday in Lagos when a three-storey building collapsed at the Itafaji area of Lagos Island.

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

The structure is reported to be a residential building with several apartments.

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

A resident of the area, Prince Adams, who alerted Punch correspondent to the incident on the telephone, said no fewer than 10 pupils had been removed from the rubble so far.

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

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Kehinde Adebayo, confirmed the collapse, adding that emergency officials were already on ground.

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