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Members of the Nigerian Institute of Building during a walk against building collapse in Lagos in March 2022. Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Five steps Nigeria must take to stop buildings collapsing in Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, is notorious for frequent building collapses. A risk reduction expert offers five recommendations on how to prevent these disasters.
A drone flies above search and rescue personnel at the site of the Champlain Towers South Condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

An expert on search and rescue robots explains the technologies used in disasters like the Florida condo collapse

At building collapse sites, aerial drones and ground robots can extend the eyes and ears of search and rescue personnel to places people can’t go – above and inside the rubble pile.

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