8 killed in Nigeria building collapse
Published: 04:48 PM, 12 October 2020
At least eight people died and 10 people were injured when a building collapsed in Nigeria’s densely populated economic hub Lagos, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said in a report.
The incident happened at a building under construction in Ikoyi, a wealthy area of Lagos on Sunday evening local time.
20 people have been rescued in an overnight operation. They are currently being treated at a local hospital.
The fire service authorities claimed that the victims were all workers working in the building. Many are still trapped under the rubble. The cause of the accident is not yet known. However, it is initially thought that the builders did not follow the construction policy. This unfortunate accident is due to corruption.