Over 100 pupils are feared dead, after a school building collapsed moments earlier in at Itafaji, Lagos Island, Lagos State.
Associated Press video from the scene showed a dust-covered child being carried out of the rubble, to cheers. Scores of children are thought to be inside.
Emotional, a number of shirtless men jumped in to offer assistance, hacksaws and mallets in hand.
It was gathered that rescuers from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), police and locals are battling to rescue several others still trapped under the ruble of the collapsed building.
Prince Adams, who lives in the area, told Punch Nigeria: 'It is awful.
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It was not immediately clear what had caused the collapse. Parents are crying. I can't withstand the gory sight'.
Emergency and rescue workers are now at the scene of the incident.
Materials are often sub-standard and there is weak enforcement of regulations, correspondents say.
It is said to be about 30 years old.