At Least 100 People Missing in Collapsed Nigerian Highrise, Three People Rescues

People gather at the site of a collapsed 21-story building in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

A body was retrieved and at least three survivors were pulled out on Monday night as rescue workers raced against the clock to dig up victims at the site in the affluent neighbourhood of Ikoyi, where many blocks of flats are under construction.

Workers told Reuters that possibly 100 people were at work when the building came crashing down.

Rescue workers used excavators to dig through rubble using generator-powered flood lights. The retrieved body was put in a waiting van while at least three people who were rescued were taken to nearby ambulances.

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SOURCE: Reuters – By Nneka Chile; Additional reporting by Tife Owolabi in Yenagoa; Writing by MacDonald Dzirutwe, editing by Nick Macfie, Mark Heinrich and Sandra Maler