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Boy, 6, dies and his twin sister is fighting for life after Lagos building collapse

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Adedayo Adedoyin waved her 6-year-old twin son and daughter off as they took the short walk to their school, a few meters away from their home in Lagos Island. An hour later, she heard anguished screams outside. A nearby building had collapsed, and her children were inside it. Adedoyin raced to the scene, where a small crowd had gathered and a search had begun for survivors among the rubble of the aging three-story building that had given way without warning, trapping residents, pupils and small goods traders inside. The building had been marked for demolition at least three times, a buildings expert said in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency. He added that there are many similar build ...