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Lagos Deadly Collapse

People watch the rescue operations after an under-construction building collapsed in Oniru, Lagos, Nigeria. 9.4.2022

Two people died after a seven story building under construction collapsed in Lagos early Sunday, with rescue efforts underway to find survivors, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said.

The building was being constructed next to a hospital in the neighborhood of Oniru according to EMA chief executive Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.

At the time he made that statement, efforts were underway to reach people believed trapped in the rubble.

Reuters witnesses saw large earth-moving equipment removing debris as a crowd watched.

Building collapses are frequent in Africa's most populous country, where regulations are poorly enforced and construction materials often substandard.