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Nigeria: 5 Killed after Lagos Building Collapse


Mon 02 May 2022 | 10:02 PM
Israa Farhan

At least 5 people were killed and others are still trapped under the rubble after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, according to emergency response services.

"23 people have been rescued alive including 7 children and 16 adults," Ibrahim Farinloye of Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said, adding that "9 of those rescued alive have been treated and discharged."

The residential building collapsed late Sunday night in the Oyingbo region of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center and most populated city with more than 14 million people.

Residents and passersby gathered before dawn as they joined a team of emergency and aid workers who searched through the rubble in search of survivors.

It is not clear how many occupants were in the building located in a crowded area of the city.

Building collapses in the West African nation are frequent, including in Lagos, which recorded 5 similar accidents last year, including in November when more than 40 people died when a high rise still being constructed crumbled on workers.