Over 100 children feared dead in Lagos school building collapse
Grim reports from Lagos Nigeria says over a 100 school children may have died in a three-storey building collapse believed to be housing a private school at 36 Massey Street in Lagos Island Local Government Area collapsed around 10 a.m on Wednesday
Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency’s southwest region, said confirmed the building collapse.
Nigeria is frequently hit by building collapses, with weak enforcement of regulations and poor construction materials often used. In 2016, more than 100 people were killed when a church came down in south-eastern Nigeria.
In Lagos that same year, a five-story building still under construction collapsed, killing at least 30 people.
A floating school built to withstand storms and floods was also brought down in Lagos in 2016, though nobody was reported injured.