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On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a 3-story building collapsed in Lagos, the largest city of Nigeria, causing the death of at least 9 people.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Friday, 31 August 2018 01:00

4-story building collapse in Nigeria

A four-story building collapsed killing 3 and injuring at least 18 people in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • Date occured Friday, 17 August 2018

In July 2016, China and Nigeria agreed to a $11-billion contract to build the Lagos-Calabar coastal railway. It will stretch for 1400 km (871 mi) and is expected to open in record time, before the end of 2018. At that time, at least the first segment of the project, a rail line that will connect the cities of Port-Harcourt, Calabar, Uyo and Aba, will be completed. Eventually, the Lagos-Calabar coastal railway line will link all sea ports of the country and is expected to create business hubs for commercial activities.

Saturday, 09 November 2013 17:16

4 Dead in Nigerian Building Collapse

A four-story residential building under construction in one of the most expensive communities in Africa collapsed on Tuesday.  Four people are confirmed dead and it is believed that as many as 50 people were still trapped in the building as of Tuesday night.  All of the victims were construction workers who were working on the building.  The Nigerian Department of Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the cause of the collapse and have sent representatives to the site.  The building contractor has also submitted a report about the collapse.  According to the Associated Press, building collapses are not uncommon in Nigeria.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 05 November 2013