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At least one person killed in building collapse in Nigeria

19 May 2017

A multi-storey building under construction collapsed in Nigeria's commercial city Lagos on Thursday, killing at least one person and leaving several others trapped in the rubble. 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.