UPDATED : Ita-Faji Lagos School Building Collapse

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Ambode arrives scene of building collapse on Lagos Island

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwumnu Ambode has arrived the scene of the building collapse on Lagos Island where over 100 school pupils are reportedly trapped.

The Governor, who came in at exactly 2:45pm, said from the briefing he got from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency boss, 25 bodies have been rescued so far.

School collapse: Most buildings on Lagos Island are not strong —Twitter users

In the aftermath of the collapse of a three-storey building on Lagos Island, Twitters users have said that most buildings on Lagos Island are structurally weak.

Parents, sympathisers wail as victims arrive hospital

Rescue operations ongoing

Building twice marked for demolition –Eyewitness

An eyewitness of the Ita-Faji, Lagos, school building collapse has said that the compromised building had been twice marked for demolition by the authorities.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Olabode, with Twitter handle, @Mozeed23, had alleged, “I heard the house had been marked twice for demolition, if so some people need to go to jail.”

@Mozeed23 had tweeted back at The Lagos State Govt via the verified Twitter handle, @followlasg.

22 persons rescued so far –Report

22 persons have been rescued from the three-storey building that collapsed at Ita Faji, on Lagos Island on Wednesday.

According to latest update, a total of 22 persons have been rescued from the scene of the collapse.

The three-storeyed building, which housed a primary school on its last floor collapsed around 10am

At least 10 persons trapped –Report

At least 10 primary-school pupils are trapped inside a building which collapsed in central Lagos on Wednesday, a rescuer said.

“At least 10 children” are inside the building and are “thought to be alive,” said the rescuer, who gave his name as Derin.

Rescue operation ongoing –LASG

A three-storeyed building housing a nursery/primary school has collapsed in Ita-Faji area of Lagos, with scores of pupils and others reportedly trapped underneath.

This is a developing story, and our reporters are on ground to provide updates…