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Death toll from Lagos collapsed building rises to 20

The Lagos State Health Commissioner says 45 others survived.

Emergency and rescue personnel are seen at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on 13 March 2019. At least 10 children were among scores of people missing on 13 March 2019 after a four-storey building collapsed in Lagos, with rescuers trying to reach them through the roof of the damaged structure. 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.

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