Nigeria: Five dead after Lagos building collapse | News

Constructing collapses often occur in Africa’s most populous nation.

A 3-storey residential constructing has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s business capital, killing at the least 5 individuals, whereas many are feared trapped, emergency response providers stated.

“Twenty-three individuals have been rescued alive together with seven youngsters and 16 adults,” stated Ibrahim Farinloye of Nigeria’s Nationwide Emergency Administration Company on Monday. “9 of these rescued alive have been handled and discharged.”

Among the many lifeless are a girl and her son, stated Farinloye.

The residential condo constructing collapsed late on Sunday night time within the Oyingbo space of Lagos, Nigeria’s most populated metropolis, with greater than 14 million individuals.

Residents and passersby gathered earlier than daybreak as they joined a group of emergency and assist staff who searched by means of the rubble searching for survivors. It isn’t clear what number of occupants had been within the constructing positioned in a densely populated space.

Constructing collapses often occur in Africa’s most populous nation.

Lagos recorded 5 such incidents final yr, together with one in November during which greater than 40 individuals died when a excessive rise nonetheless being constructed crumbled on staff.

In January, a church collapse within the southern metropolis of Asaba killed three individuals.

Authorities face accusations of failing to implement constructing laws for safer buildings.

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