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15:52  15 march  2019
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Lagos building collapse: 20 people, mostly children killed in collapsed building© SEGUN OGUNFEYITIMI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images Emergency personnel rescue a child at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019.

Twenty people are now confirmed dead after a three-story building housing a school collapsed in Lagos city in Nigeria, health officials told CNN.

Lagos Health Commissioner Jide Idris told CNN on Friday those that were killed were mostly children from the school.

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said earlier in the week that the school was operating illegally in the collapsed building.

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Forty-five people were rescued from the building and are now recovering at various government hospitals in the city, the health commissioner said.

"I'm delighted to note that the survivors of the unfortunate incident are calm, stable and responding to medical treatment and in no time, some of them who are certified and cleared will be discharged to join their families," Idris said.

Rescue efforts ended on Thursday at the site in the densely-populated Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island, after officials said there were no more survivors.

Building collapses are common in Nigeria's largest city with a population of around 20 million people.

Angry parents and residents told CNN many of the buildings in the area were not safe.

The collapsed building had been marked for demolition at least three times, a buildings expert told the Nigerian News Agency.

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Earlier officials said dozens of children were trapped inside the building which collapsed mid-morning in an area near Itafaji market on Lagos Island. In September 2014, 116 people died -- 84 of them South Africans -- when a six-storey building collapsed in Lagos where a celebrity televangelist was

He said that there are many similar buildings in the Lagos Island area that are also at risk.

"There are over 1,000 distressed other buildings of this nature in Lagos, which, if nothing is done to demolish them, they will still collapse, resulting to more calamities in the state," said Kunle Awobodu of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild.

"The collapsed building had been marked for demolition about three times, but the building regulatory agency has not demolished it," Awobudu said.

Governor Ambode, who visited the scene of the incident on Wednesday, confirmed that many homes in the area had structural problems and would be demolished.

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