At least 24 victims, mostly children have been rescued from the rubbles of a three-story building which collapsed in the Ita Faji area of Lagos Island.
The children, most of whom are pupils of a primary school located on the top floor of the building, were rescued by officials from emergency rescue agencies and residents of the area, as hundreds swarmed the site.
They were immediately rushed to the Lagos General Hospital, Marina, where some parents anxiously trooped in to confirm if their children were fine.
As rescue operations continued, a pupil covered in dust, was being pulled from the rubble to a cheering crowd.
Nine persons have, however, been confirmed dead as officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Police, Army and National Security and Civil Defence Force (NSCDC) make frantic efforts to rescue the remaining victims.