According to reports, the incident happened around 10am. A floor in the building is being used as a school and pupils were in their classrooms when the building caved in.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other rescue official are currently at the scene.
Some of the victims have been taken to the hospital while some of the trapped children have been rescued. But some of the rescuers are finding it difficult to gain access into the building.
The causality figure of the incident is yet to be ascertained.
Below are some pictures from the scene:
See some videos:
Scenes at the three-storey building that collapse at Itafaji area of Lagos Island this morning.— Nigeria Info FM 99.3 (@NigeriainfoFM) March 13, 2019
A primary school is said to be located on the top floor of the building with pupils feared killed & others trapped.
Emergency & rescue workers are currently on ground. pic.twitter.com/CRvZSZeFYy
A rescue operation is ongoing in Lagos Island, where a building with a school in it, has collapsed. pic.twitter.com/dU894cNugO— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) March 13, 2019
Follow @BishopIkedi1OB News: Many Pupils Feared Dead As Primary School Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos Island— OnoBello.com (@OnoBello) March 13, 2019
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