Death toll in Nigeria high-rise collapse increases to 42, with 15 known survivors

Nov 7, 2021 | INVESTING

The death toll in a high-rise collapse in Nigeria’s Lagos has risen to 42 while the number of survivors increased to 15, state authorities have announced.The cause of the November 1 disaster is still unknown but building collapses are common in Africa’s most populous country, where millions live in dilapidated properties and construction standards are routinely ignored.“We have a total of 42 bodies that have been recovered,” Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday.The 21-storey building…

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