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20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

Mar. 15, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday. Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The disaster occurred in...

Nigeria halts search a day after school collapses; 8 dead

Mar. 14, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. The death toll was eight and could rise. As some anguished families protested and sifted through the rubble for any sign of their children,...

The Latest: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed school

Mar. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. National Emergency Management Agency official Ibrahim...

2nd day of searching at Nigeria school building collapse

Mar. 14, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Search and rescue work continues in Nigeria a day after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered from the...

Dozens trapped in Nigeria school collapse, at least 8 dead

Mar. 13, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria's densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed...

The Latest: 8 dead, 37 rescued in Nigeria school collapse

Mar. 13, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A Nigerian emergency official says eight people are dead in a collapsed school building and 37 people have been rescued alive. The statement by National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye does...

Nigerian emergency official says 8 dead in collapsed school building, 37 rescued alive

Mar. 13, 2019 3:37 PM EDT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian emergency official says 8 dead in collapsed school building, 37 rescued alive.

The Latest: Trump warns GOP senators ahead of border vote

Mar. 13, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the emergency declaration by President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:16 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is telling Republican senators to vote how they "feel good" on a resolution opposing his national emergency declaration for border wall funding. But Trump adds...

Witnesses say nearly two dozen children have been pulled from a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mar. 13, 2019 9:58 AM EDT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say nearly two dozen children have been pulled from a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria.

Three-story building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria, and rescuers rush to pull out scores of children thought to be inside

Mar. 13, 2019 8:26 AM EDT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Three-story building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria, and rescuers rush to pull out scores of children thought to be inside.