8 dead in build­ing col­lapse in La­gos

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

A four-storey res­i­den­tial build­ing col­lapsed in Nige­ria’s largest city and killed at least eight peo­ple, emer­gency of­fi­cials and an As­so­ci­ated Press photographer in La­gos said yes­ter­day. Au­thor­i­ties said at least 15 peo­ple had been res­cued from the rub­ble of the build­ing that col­lapsed Tues­day af­ter­noon. Govern­ment of­fi­cials did not im­me­di­ately say what caused the col­lapse in a poor neigh­bor­hood of the sprawl­ing city of about 21 mil­lion peo­ple. Res­cue ef­forts con­tin­ued overnight and into Wed­nes­day morn­ing. An As­so­ci­ated Press photographer at the scene saw three bod­ies pulled from the rub­ble Wed­nes­day, hours af­ter emer­gency of­fi­cials put the death toll at five. — Agen­cies

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