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Building collapse in Nigeria kills several

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 01:00

July 11 - At least seven people were killed in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos when a three-story building collapsed in the early hours of Thursday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A three-story building in Nigeria's most populous city Lagos collapsed on Thursday killing at least seven people and injuring several more, officials have said. The incident which took place around 2 a.m. shocked sleeping residents in the Ebute Metta neighborhood area who rushed to the scene before the emergency agencies arrived. Hours after the building collapse, emergency workers continued to search through the debris. Bukola Sanni, resident in Lagos says the entire area was thrown into confusion after the building collapsed. "The building collapsed so I rushed over there, getting here, I mean it was a very big chaos, everything went off, a lot of you know people, children, deaths, I mean it's kind of unbearable," Bukola said. Seven people have so far been rescued and are being treated at the hospital with intense rescue operations on-going. Over 20 occupants were in the building at the time of the incident. Most of the houses in the Ebute Metta area are closely built and are home to hundreds of thousands of people. Lagos is the commercial hub of Africa's second biggest economy and is home to an estimated 17 million people. The sprawling industrial city of Lagos has a history of poor construction and maintenance.

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Building collapse in Nigeria kills several

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 01:00