More people die after Nigeria building collapse - emergency agency official

More people die after Nigeria building collapse - emergency agency official

The updated death toll came as bulldozers moved in to the area around the collapse to begin tearing down poorly-maintained and unsafe buildings. It was not clear how many children were in the building when the building collapsed.

It is not yet known what caused the collapse of the building, which had been earmarked for demolition.

Another body has been recovered from the rubble of a building housing a school that collapsed in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, rescue workers said Thursday, taking the death toll to nine.

The Lagos State Government has commenced the manual demolition of buildings marked on Freeman street at the Ita Faji area of Lagos Island following the collapse of a three-storey building on Massey street in the same area.

Kayende said the Lagos state ministry of health was checking with hospitals and once they had finished counting those dead the details would be made public.

Lagos, Nigeria's most populous city with around 23 million inhabitants, is particularly densely populated in poorer areas where multiple families occupy small spaces to save money on rent.

"So far, from what I have been briefed, we have rescued about 25 people and some are already dead but we were earlier informed that it was a school, the building is not technically a school, it is a residential building that was actually accommodating an illegal school so to speak on the second floor".

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"We are still trying to find out how many are trapped inside", said police officer Seun Ariwyo, who said there were probably scores. "All defective structures should be pulled down and the culprits brought to book to serve as deterrent to others".

He said they had been searching to see if anyone else was still buried underneath the wreckage, adding that the hunt for survivors was due to be declared ended later and casualty figures released. "If they are doing this they should help us". "My children will come back now and see, my wife is not home".

Building collapses are tragically common in Nigeria, where building regulations are routinely flouted.

An inquiry found it had structural flaws and had been built illegally.

In one, 116 people were killed, majority South Africans, when a guesthouse collapsed at the Lagos church complex of celebrity televangelist TB Joshua.

And two years later, at least 60 people were killed when the roof collapsed at a church in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state, in the east of the country. These buildings are not safe.

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