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Lagos building collapses, deaths reported, many trapped in rubble

Lagos building collapses, deaths reported, many trapped in rubble”

Many children were feared trapped after the building, in Lagos, Nigeria, came down.

Footage from the scene in Lagos shows at least one dust-covered boy being carried out of the rubble.

But another child was pulled out, limp and dangling, and slung over a rescuer's shoulder. Scores of children are thought to be inside.

Hundreds of people stood in narrow streets and on rooftops of rusted, corrugated metal.

Emotional, a number of shirtless men jumped in to offer assistance, hacksaws and mallets in hand.

The building contained residential apartments on the other two floors, and the cause of the collapse remains unclear. Parents are crying. I can't withstand the gory sight'.

Emergency and rescue teams are now at the scene of the incident, Pulse has learnt.

There is no word on casualties yet.

Nigeria has a poor history for buildings collapsing.

In 2016, more than 100 people died when the roof of a church in Uyo, in the south of Nigeria, caved in.

It is said to be about 30 years old.



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