Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

World | 2019-03-15 12:24:00
20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse
Authorities in Nigeria say 20 people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed on Wednesday, and most of them are children.

Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris tells The Associated Press that 43 other people were rescued alive.

Officials have said the three-story residential building had been marked for demolition and that the school was operating illegally on the top two floors.

Rescue crews halted their search on Thursday, to the anger of some at the scene, saying they had reached the building's foundation without finding any other victims.

Building collapses are all too common in the West African nation, where new construction often goes up without regulatory oversight.

AP
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Macron hails Islamic State defeat as ending a 'major danger' for France      SDF will keep fighting Islamic State sleeper cells      Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase      Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum      'Yellow Vests' march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble      Al Shabaab terrorists claim deadly attack in heart of Somalian capital      Death toll from Russian attacks in Idlib rises to 15      Portugal draw a blank against Ukraine on Ronaldo's return