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19 killed in Nigerian building collapse

At least 19 people were killed when a three-storey building collapsed in Nigeria's capital Abuja, police said on Thursday.

world Updated: Aug 13, 2010 07:53 IST

At least 19 people were killed when a three-storey building collapsed in Nigeria's capital Abuja, police said on Thursday.

Nineteen bodies had been recovered and 12 others were rescued, said Abass Jimoh, the Federal Capital Territory police spokesman, Xinhua reported.

The collapse occurred at about 4 a.m. (local time) Wednesday on the city's Ikole Street, Area 11.

The rescue efforts carried out by the authorities ended Thursday evening, the report said.