Several killed in Nigeria building collapse

At least three people have been killed after a high-rise building under construction collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.

Iran Press/Africa: A yellow excavator pushed away concrete slabs in the search for people in the rubble of the 21-floor building on Monday in Lagos’s Ikoyi district.

Rescue officials said many workers were caught inside the building when it crumbled though they could not confirm the number of people trapped.

Lagos Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu confirmed three deaths but added that three survivors had been pulled from the rubble in Ikoyi by Monday evening.

Officials arriving at the scene were confronted by crowds of people venting their anger that rescue efforts started several hours after the collapse.

Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said four people had been rescued so far and four bodies recovered from the site.


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