Building containing school collapses in Nigeria's Lagos

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News ID: 36745
Publish Date: 16:10 - 13 March 2019
TEHRAN, Mar 13 - A building containing a school collapsed on Wednesday in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, an emergency agency spokesman said.

Building containing school collapses in Nigeria's LagosTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - There was no immediate information on any casualties, Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency's southwest region, said.

Nigeria is frequently hit by building collapses, with weak enforcement of regulations and poor construction materials often used. In 2016, more than 100 people were killed when a church came down in southeastern Nigeria.

In Lagos that same year, a five-story building still under construction collapsed, killing at least 30 people.

A floating school built to withstand storms and floods was also brought down in Lagos in 2016, though nobody was reported injured.

Source: Reuters

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