Death Toll in Nigerian School Collapse Climbs to 18

The number of people killed in yesterday’s school building collapse in Nigeria’s city of Lagos has risen to 18, Nation newspaper reported Thursday.

Earlier reports indicated eight killed. Over 100 people were in the building when it collapsed.

According to the Nation newspaper, the emergency team has rescued 41 injured from the debris.

On Wednesday, Guardian Nigeria reported that a three-storey building collapsed in the Itafaji area of Lagos, adding that over 100 people are trapped under the debris, while several pupils had been sent to a hospital.

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