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Lagos building collapse: Death toll rises to 20

09 March 2016, 11:02

Lagos - The number of lives lost when a five-storey building collapsed in the Lekki area of Lagos state has increased to 20.

The building located at Horizon 1, Lekki Gardens which was under construction, was part of the phase 3 project by the Lekki Garden Estate, caved in after a heavy down pou

A woman from Benin Republic and her children were said to be among the dead.

Also read: Update on Lagos building collapse: Death toll hits 10

The National Emergency Management Agency and the Lagos State Fire Service led the rescue operation.

Apart from the 18 persons that died, 13 were rescued from the rubbles, while over 70 are still believed to be trapped.

Most workers who died in the building were reportedly waiting to collect their wages from the contractors. Some of them were said to have been owed up to N40 000.

- News 24


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