Two killed in Lagos building collapse, search for survivors goes on
05 September 2022 | 9:40 am
Two people died after a seven-storey building under construction collapsed in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos in the early hours of Sunday and rescue efforts were underway to find survivors, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said.
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The biggest Loch Ness Monster hunt in over half a century has resulted in several reports of possible sightings but nothing conclusive. The evaluation of the data would take a lot of time, the organizers said.
At least 63 people were killed and 43 injured in a fire in the central business district of South Africa's biggest city of Johannesburg on Thursday, the municipal government said.
China has ramped up a months-long online disinformation campaign in response to Japan releasing treated radioactive water from the Fukushima power plant into the ocean. A video appearing to show the nefarious impact of the discharged water is going viral. But it is fake and has been debunked by AFP fact-checking, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
Lagos State police command parades a fake Commissioner of Police, a phony lawyer, and 11 others involved in hard drug sales, defilement, cultism and robbery.
The psychological impact of the destruction starts to weigh heavily on Moroccans as the death toll from the country’s devastating earthquake tops 2,800. Also, Libya calls for international help after authorities say that extreme flooding around the city of Derna has cost at least 2000 lives. And the African Union kicks off the week as the newest member of the G20.
Thousands of people were killed and over 10,000 more missing after floods, triggered by Mediterranean storm Daniel, hit eastern Libya on Sunday
While rescue teams continue to look for missing people in the aftermath of Morocco's devastating earthquake, many survivors face an uncertain future.
An air raid on Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region killed at least 40 civilians Wednesday, according to a medical source, as the head of the UN mission to the country resigned.
These are not the best of times for landlords and residents in Naiyeju, Ajiboro, Salvation, Olalekan Onigbinde, and Ayelabowo in Afenifere Community Development Area (CDA) of Igando, Lagos, following outflow of effluents from Lagos State School of Nursing and the Igando General Hospital.
Rescue workers in Derna, where the Red Crescent says 11,000 have died, are racing to find thousands of missing people. An inquiry is set to be launched, but anger is mounting at the government's response to the disaster.
Children in the favelas of Brazil are coming under police fire. According to the Instituto Fogo Cruzado, nearly 300 minors have been killed by stray bullets during police operations in recent years. The bereaved families are demanding that more be done to prevent a repeat of these tragedies. The Brazilian police force says it is operating in extremely difficult conditions, and has pledged to improve.
A bus carrying employees from a diamond mine in Limpopo reportedly collided with a lorry. Road safety is a critical challenge in South Africa, despite the country's advanced road infrastructure.
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