Rescuers dig for survivors after Nigeria building collapse

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Rescue workers are searching for survivors who they say can be heard beneath a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria. Nathan Frandino reports.

Rescuers dig for survivors after Nigeria building collapse

Rescue workers in Lagos are in a race against time.

They believe there are survivors buried under the rubble of this five-story building.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) GENERAL MANAGER, LAGOS STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (LASEMA), MICHAEL AKINDELE, SAYING:

“We are hearing voices, we have assured them and, by the grace of God, we’ll bring any other remaining out alive. I cannot tell you how many people are under the debris.”

The building collapsed early Tuesday.

So far five people are confirmed dead and six have been rescued.

The building was still under construction. Some workers were living on site with their families.

Locals say the land beneath it had been a river bed, but was filled with sand before construction began.

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