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Building collapse in Lagos kills at least 4

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 - 00:46

Nov. 4 - Building collapse in Nigeria's commercial city, Lagos kills 4 people and traps dozens more. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A four story building collapsed in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Monday, killing at least four construction workers, the Red Cross said, and leaving around 50 workers trapped inside the rubble, according to witnesses. The incident happened on a construction site in a street on the prestigious Victoria Island, in a lagoon set back from the Atlantic, home to some of Africa's most expensive real estate. Red Cross official Segun Akande said four bodies had been pulled from the wreckage so far and seven people had been rescued, three of whom were critically injured. Building disasters are common in Nigeria, where a lack of enforcement of regulation often leads to hastily erected, unsafe structures.

Building collapse in Lagos kills at least 4

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 - 00:46

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