3 killed, 7 injured in Nigeria mosque collapse

Baku, May 27, AZERTAC
At least three people were killed and seven others severely injured after a mosque collapsed in Nigeria's southwestern state of Lagos, Xinhua reports citing a rescue agency.
The mosque was reportedly hit by an excavator clearing the road Sunday in the Papa Ajao area of Mushin, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, a permanent secretary of emergency management in Lagos, told reporters after a rescue operation early Monday.
"The affected building has been leveled to ground zero," Oke-Osanyintolu said.
At least 10 people are believed to have been trapped when the building that housed the mosque caved in on Sunday afternoon, Gbenga Omotoso, the commissioner for information in Lagos, said in an earlier statement.
Local media reported that "many people were in the building" at the time of collapsing, but most of them escaped unhurt.


World 2024-05-27 18:11:00