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4 Confirmed Dead In Another Building Collapse In Lagos

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Naomi Gabriel —

Yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, four construction workers were killed in another building collapse , weeks after a 21-story building collapsed in the Ikoyi area of the state, killing at least 42 people and raising concerns among both citizens and authorities.

Officials of the Lagos State Fire Service said search teams rescued five workers and are in stable condition.

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Officials say an unknown number of persons remain trapped under the debris. The building, a one-story structure in the Magbon area on the outskirts of Lagos, went down yesterday afternoon.

FILE: A rescue member works on the debris as search and rescue efforts continue at the site of a collapsed building in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria Nov. 2, 2021.
A rescue member works on the debris as search and rescue efforts continue at the site of a collapsed building in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria Nov. 2, 2021.

Experts in the country’s housing sector attribute the frequent collapses seen in Nigeria to substandard building materials and poor monitoring by authorities.

A three-day mourning was declared in the state for victims of the Ikoyi building collapse, which include the owner of the real estate company that was developing the site. After the Ikoyi building collapse, the state authorities set up an independent team to investigate the incident.

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