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Dozens of children trapped in building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria

Many pupils feared dead as 3-story building collapses on Lagos Island.

Emergency crews scrambled to rescue dozens of children Wednesday morning from the wreckage of a three-story building housing a nursery and primary school that collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria.

Hundreds of people were gathered at the site, on Lagos Island, wailing as motionless children were removed from the rubble and spirited by ambulance to a nearby hospital. There were no official confirmations of deaths so far. Onlookers reported at least nine children and one adult had been removed.

Local officials said at least 70 people, and possibly many more, were inside the building when it came down about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Read entire post Dozens of children trapped in building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria | Dionne Searcey | New York Times

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