A Race to Save Children After Nigeria Building Collapse, but 8 People Are Dead - The New York Times

A Race to Save Children After Nigeria Building Collapse, but 8 People Are Dead  The New York TimesLAGOS, Nigeria — Sunday Adeyemo left his home on crowded Lagos Island early Wednesday as he always does, only to receive devastating...

A Race to Save Children After Nigeria Building Collapse, but 8 People Are Dead - The New York Times
A Race to Save Children After Nigeria Building Collapse, but 8 People Are Dead  The New York Times

LAGOS, Nigeria — Sunday Adeyemo left his home on crowded Lagos Island early Wednesday as he always does, only to receive devastating news just hours later: The three-story building that housed not just his family’s apartment, but a primary and nursery school, had collapsed. His 7-year-old daughter was inside. She did not survive. At least eight people have died, Nigerian officials said by late Wednesday evening. “I’m totally devastated,” said a badly shaken Mr. Adeyemo, who was on the way to the hospital to collect the body of his daughter, Taiwo, a second-grader. Scenes of horror and grief...