3-Story Primary School Collapsed With More Than 100 Children Trapped Inside
March 14, 2019 14:59 By Fabiosa
As for now, there have been eight confirmed deaths, while dozens are yet to be saved.
There were more than 100 children inside the educational establishment located on the top floor of the 3-story building in Ita Faji. Despite the outstanding effort of the rescuers, only 40 kids have been rescued so far.
WATCH: Children being carried through crowds to ambulances after being pulled from rubble of school building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/FovL0M7hRQ— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 13, 2019
Hundreds of people gathered to watch the rescue operation and encourage the emergency workers.
Casualties feared as 3 storey school building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria pic.twitter.com/d9blMlm5rL— Khalid khi (@khalid_pk) March 13, 2019
Unfortunately, all available data is nothing more than rough estimates as the exact number of deceased or trapped is yet to be confirmed. One thing is absolutely clear – these children need our prayers right now. Their only hope is the rescue team working nonstop.
School building collapse in Lagos State and there's nothing like emergency rescue team to save life there. Nigeria govt what crime have the citizens committed that you people can't even provide social amenities to us. Nawaooo. Rest in to our innocent children. 😭 pic.twitter.com/BRTPHQ5wzi— @Sunrise global (@Sunriseglobal_) March 13, 2019
The rescue operation still continued when heavy machinery arrived.
We hope that the life-saving operation will end soon with minimum casualties and all the children will see their families again. In the meantime, it is up to Nigerian officials to facilitate the rescue and provide the families of those affected with necessary support.