20 pupils die and several injured in Lagos school collapse

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LAGOS, Nigeria

So far 20 pupils have been confirmed dead and several other injured after a school building collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos.

According to the spokesperson for National Emergency Management Agency for the southwest region Ibrahim Farinloye, other pupils are still trapped under the rubble as rescue teams are on ground.

Local media reported that the primary school is located on top floor of a building which is believed to accommodate other residential apartments.

One rescue official noted that so far, forty pupils have been rescued in a school attended by over 100 pupils.

Speaking to a European International news agency BBC, one resident said that the since 2018, the Lagos State Government had issued a demolition letter for the building but, its occupants refused to vacate.