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At least eight Dead in school collapse in Nigeria

In Nigeria it may be a school, according to witnesses, up to 100 children report to have stopped. Authorities have confirmed eight deaths, 37 people were rescued.

The collapse of a school in the Nigerian economic hub of Lagos at least eight people have been killed. 37 more had been rescued, was confirmed by the national authority for civil protection.

The three-storey building was collapsed during the lesson. According to eye witnesses are said to have up to 100 children found. The cause of the disaster is still unclear.

The Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, said the building was released for demolition. It had officially been a house, a school on the upper two floors have not had approval. He promised a full investigation and prosecution of those responsible.

helper to save a child from the rubble of a collapsed school in Lagos, Nigeria.

An all too familiar Problem

building collapses in Nigeria are not uncommon. In the case of new buildings, no building is often little or no that could control the compliance with safety regulations. Also, the maintenance of buildings is often problematic.

In one of the so far the worst collapses in the West African state, came to the end of 2016, more than 100 people killed when a Church collapsed.

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