- Title: At least one person killed in building collapse in Nigeria
- Date: 18th May 2017
- Summary: LAGOS, NIGERIA (MAY 18, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXCAVATOR REMOVING DEBRIS RUBBLE OF COLLAPSED BUILDING, PEOPLE STANDING VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT SCENE (SOUNDBITE) (Yoruba) EYE WITNESS, ISMAILA OMOJOLA, SAYING: "When the building collapsed and everyone ran here, it was around 2pm. We did our best and rescued 6 to 7 people before the government rescue team arrived. We manage to rescue those ones because they were at the third floor of the building and some were around the storeroom where cement is kept when the collapse happened so we managed to rescue them." VARIOUS OF LAGOS STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY GIVING INSTRUCTION VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) GENERAL MANAGER, LAGOS STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, JAMIU ADESINA, SAYING: "What we have been doing since we came in here was recovery effort and so far so good we have recovered 16 persons alive among the collapsed building. Some of them are still talking and we believe very soon the other ones we will still rescue them. We will continue to do this until we are sure no other person in trap". VARIOUS OF EXCAVATOR PLACING BODY BAG WITH VICTIM INSIDE ON GROUND VARIOUS OF BODY BAG VARIOUS OF RESCUE TEAM TAKING THE BODY BAG INTO AMBULANCE
- Embargoed: 1st June 2017 22:01
- Keywords: Nigeria construction dead one trapped people collapse Building
- Location: LAGOS, NIGERIA
- City: LAGOS, NIGERIA
- Country: Nigeria
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0016HDBBK7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A multi-storey building under construction collapsed in Nigeria's commercial city Lagos on Thursday (May 18), killing at least one person and leaving several others trapped in the rubble.
The collapse occurred at 2 pm local time.
Rescue workers and emergency officials are continuing to search the ruins of the building.
16 people have so far been rescued and taken to hospital.
Building collapses are not uncommon in Nigeria, and are often blamed by officials on substandard materials and disregard for building regulations.
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