Fears dozens killed or trapped as 12-storey building collapses

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A 12-storey building has collapsed in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, with fears a number of people have been killed or trapped under the rubble.

So far, there have been no confirmations of casualty numbers following the incident in the Ikoyi area of the city.

According to local media, the owner of the building and several of his engineers are currently trapped inside.

It has been reported that firefighters are on the scene, says publication, The Avalon Daily.

One eyewitness compared the wreckage to 9/11, he said on Twitter: "Literally saw my life before me. A 12-storey building in Ikoyi collapsed before my eyes. A reminiscent of the 9/11.

"I don’t think I’d be alive to tweet this if it were the one closer to our window. Our office was vibrating as the building was collapsing. Alhamdulillah!"

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