Nigeria: Four die in Lagos Island building collapse

Nigeria: Four die in Lagos Island building collapse

May 22, 2022 by BBC News - Home

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  • By Chris Ewokor BBC News, Nigeria Image source, National Emergency Management Agency Image caption, Emergency workers have been digging through the rubble to try to find survivors Four people have died after a three-storey building collapsed in an upmarket part of Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos.
  • Five people have been rescued and emergency workers have been digging through rubble to find survivors.
  • The site being built in Lagos Island is thought to have caved in during heavy rainfall.
  • Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, head of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said that despite the site being sealed off the developer continued to carry out work at nights and on weekends.

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