About two persons have been confirmed dead and at least 20 persons have been rescued in a two-storey building that collapsed in Nigeria’s capital Thursday afternoon.
Many people are still trapped in the structure that collapsed at 7th Avenue, Gwarinpa, said an official of the emergency management agency.
Officials of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that 21 people have been rescued in a combined effort by multiple agencies.
“The persons we rescued have been taken to Gwarinpa General Hospital. We are working to rescue more victims,” an official said.
The agency is expected to release a statement soon on the building collapse.One dead, 20 rescued in Abuja building collapse
Details of how the incident happened are still not clear as of the time of this report.
But witnesses told newsmen that the building was under construction when the accident happened and that many of the victims are construction workers at the site.