Eight dead, 37 rescued in Nigeria school collapse

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By: Associated Press
March 13, 2019

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian emergency official says eight people are dead in a collapsed school building and 37 people have been rescued alive.

The statement by National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye does not say how many children are among the dead and rescued.

Witnesses have said up to 100 children could have been in the primary school when the three-story building in Lagos collapsed Wednesday.

Rescue efforts are expected to continue into the night as hundreds of anxious people watch an excavator work under floodlights.

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