Lagos building collapse: 50 children rescued, total number of casualties yet unknown (photos)

Authorities have rescued at least 50 children so far from a three-storey building which collapsed in the Itafaji area of Lagos Island.

According to Channels TV, emergency rescue agencies such as the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), as well as security personnel are on ground at the scene of the incident.

The police, army and National Security and Civil Defence Force, NSCDC, are also making contributions with rescue operations.

The number of casualties is, however, yet to be determined.

The building, situated at Massey Street at the Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island caved in at about 9:45 am on Wednesday.

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