Tue, 30 Nov 2021

LAGOS, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and two others injured after a building collapsed on Monday night in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, local authorities said on Tuesday.

The incident happened at around 10 pm local time on Monday in Lagos's crowded Ikorodu area, said Ibrahim Farinloye, an official with the national emergency management agency, who confirmed the accident in a statement.

"So far, two people have been rescued alive with injuries and one body has been recovered," Farinloye said, without revealing the cause of the collapse.

He said the emergency phase of search and rescue has ended with no additional bodies recovered.

According to the official, residents within the area mobilized themselves to carry out initial rescue activities immediately after the incident occurred.

Residents living in the area were quoted by local media as saying the building was an abandoned one, and its owner had asked the occupants to leave, but those staying there refused to leave.

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