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Rescue continues after Nigeria building collapse

Rescue continues after Nigeria building collapse

Nigerian rescue workers on Wednesday continued to search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building in the main southern city of Lagos.
Lagos State police spokesman Frank Mba confirmed at least three fatalities after the residential building fell down without warning a day earlier.
Earth-moving equipment shifted broken concrete blocks and onlookers pitched in with their hands amid fears that people may still remain buried.
Rescue workers said late Tuesday that at least eight people had been rescued.
There was no immediate word on what caused the collapse of the building, which rescue workers estimated as between three and four stories high.
Many buildings in Lagos are built with blocks of sand and cement dug from the ocean by scavengers and are considered structurally unsound due to impurities in the materials. Building collapses often occur when rains degrade the handmade blocks.