AC-20170519-58285-NGA – Technological Disaster – Nigeria – Africa

It was a pathetic scene at Number 4, Richard Abimbola Street, in the Ilasamaja-Isolo area of Lagos yesterday as a three-storey building, under construction, collapsed leaving three workers dead and 16 rescued. As at the time of going to press, Police confirmed the death figure. The incident occurred around 2:00pm with over 30 workers trapped as the head labourer, who refused to give his name, confirmed. He was in tears as he tried to call the trapped labourers. He said some were answering their phones, but several could not be reached. The street urchins helped in the rescue of two, who were ...

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