20 People, Mostly Children, Have Now Died In Lagos Building Collapse

By Ani Anayo

Twenty people are now confirmed dead after a three-story building housing a school collapsed in Lagos city in Nigeria Wednesday, health officials told World Top News Ng.

Lagos Health Commissioner Jide Idris told our correspondent on Friday those that were killed were mostly children from the school.

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said earlier in the week that the school was operating illegally in the collapsed building.

Forty-five people were rescued from the building and are now recovering at various government hospitals in the city, the health commissioner said.

Rescue efforts ended on Thursday at the site in the densely-populated Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island, after officials said there were no more survivors.

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