Printed on Mon Jul 04 2022 3:51:26 AM

Building collapse killed at least 4 in Lagos Island

International desk

4 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 on Lagos Island is thought to have caved in during heavy rainfall.

An official said the building had been sealed off earlier because work violated safety regulations.

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 night and on weekends.

The developer has not yet commented.

Building collapses are common in Nigeria and construction experts blame this on a widespread disregard for regulations.


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