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Floating Nigerian school collapses in storm

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>> Nigeria's floating school, sunk by a devastating downpour. Here in Makoko, a vast slum of houses on stilts above a lagoon in Lagos. The school opened six months ago and quickly became a beacon of hope for those who lived here. Drawing worldwide attention to an area rife with poverty.
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Reuters is there.>> The Makoko floating school which accommodates 100 pupils. Was designed to generate ecological sustainability and provide a vacation for children in the water community. Community leader say they will try to rebuild from the remains of this school. Now question is, what happened to the education of children in this community?
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>> It had been constructed specifically to be able to cope with the storms and floods that are common in the four month rainy season. Built with locally sourced wood and floating on hundreds of recycled plastic barrels. Most of the people's parents are fishermen, they live without reliable water or electricity.
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So determined efforts to rebuild the school are going to be made even harder.