1 dead, 6 injured after building collapse in Nigeria capital

August 18, 2018
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Rescue workers search for trapped people under the rubble of a collapsed under construction building in Abuja Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of the collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga )

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An emergency response chief says one person is dead and six are injured after Friday’s collapse of a four-story building in Nigeria’s capital.

Mustapha Maihaja with the National Emergency Management Agency says one of the injured is in critical condition after the shopping complex that was under construction collapsed in Abuja.

The spokesman for the agency says rescue efforts have ended. Many people were rescued by bystanders.

Building collapses are not uncommon in Nigeria, a West African powerhouse where corruption is rampant and infrastructure is often poor.

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