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Many feared dead as multi-storey building building collapses in Abuja


A yet-to-be-determined number of people are feared dead and many others are trapped after a multi-storey building collapsed amidst heavy downpour at Lagos Street in Garki village area of Garki II district of Abuja on Wednesday night, August 23.

The affected building is said to be housing many apartments while the ground floor was full of shops.

Meanwhile, a Facebook user and former aide to the immediate past Minister of the FCT, Ikharo Attah, said thirty-seven persons have so far been rescued and evacuated to the hospital, while others were still trapped. He confirmed that a rescue team and other first responders were on the ground at about 2 a.m. carrying out rescue operations.

‘’So far 37 persons have so far been evacuated to Hospital, Two ‘Fatally injured’. Others are reportedly still trapped

The rescue team and others are on the ground.

Rescue operations are on but slowly due to ongoing rain.

They are making frantic efforts at getting an excavator to remove people from the rubble’’

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