Death toll at collapsed Nigerian school rises to 20, mostly children

The official number of people who have died since a building collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos earlier this week has risen to 20.

Lagos state health commissioner Jide Idris released the number in a statement but did not disclose how many children are among the dead.

The four-storey building contained a school which had more than 100 pupils.

The building had been identified as “distressed” and listed for demolition, Lagos building officials said.

On Friday morning workers started demolishing buildings near the site: