| 23 May 2024, Thursday |

Several workers trapped under collapsed high-rise in Nigeria- witnesses

According to witnesses, a high-rise structure under construction in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial metropolis, fell on Monday, trapping many workers beneath a pile of concrete rubble.

According to two workers at the site in the upscale Ikoyi neighborhood, where many blocks of flats are under construction, up to 100 people were at work when the building collapsed.

Building collapses are common in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, where standards are regularly disregarded and construction materials are frequently subpar.

  • Reuters