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People feared trapped in Nigeria high-rise collapse

ByAmeerah O'Connor

Nov 1, 2021
People feared trapped in Nigeria high-rise collapse

Crowds have gathered close to the site of the building collapse

Several people are feared trapped after a high-rise building under construction collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, witnesses say.

Pictures from the scene show crowds gathering close to a huge pile of rubble. Police are struggling to cordon off the area.

The local authorities have put into place an emergency response plan to deal with the situation.

Lagos has seen several building collapses in recent years.

The causes of this incident are still unclear.

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