Death toll from Lagos collapsed building rises to 20

The Lagos State Health Commissioner says 45 others survived.

FILE: Emergency and rescue personnel are seen at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on 13 March 2019.  Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Officials have confirmed the death toll from Wednesday’s collapse of a building in Lagos has risen to 20.

The Lagos State Health Commissioner said 45 others survived.

The multistorey structure, which housed a school, caved in while pupils were attending lessons.

It’s still unclear how many children were killed.

_More details to follow. _