One construction workers have died after being injured when a four-storey shopping mall being built in a busy area of Abeokuta in Nigeria’s Ogun state collapsed.
Fifteen other workers believed to have been at the site were rescued; seven of them have been injured.
Rescue work is ongoing at the site in case hawkers who often go there to sell food are affected. Unconfirmed reports say 10 bystanders may have died.
Building collapses are not uncommon in Nigeria as sometimes builders try to cut corners by using inferior materials.
They often bribe corrupt officials so as to avoid complying with building regulations.