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UPDATE 1-Building containing school collapses in Nigeria's Lagos


Reuters
Updated: 13-03-2019 17:01 IST
UPDATE 1-Building containing school collapses in Nigeria's Lagos

A building containing a school collapsed on Wednesday in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, an emergency agency spokesman said. There was no immediate information on any casualties, Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency's southwest region, said.

Nigeria is frequently hit by building collapses, with weak enforcement of regulations and poor construction materials often used. In 2016, more than 100 people were killed when a church came down in southeastern Nigeria. In Lagos that same year, a five-storey building still under construction collapsed, killing at least 30 people.

A floating school built to withstand storms and floods was also brought down in Lagos in 2016, though nobody was reported injured. (Reporting by Nneka Chile in Lagos; Additional reporting by Paul Carsten and Camillus Eboh in Abuja; Editing by Catherine Evans)


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