By Mamus Ukueje
Abuja—A storey building under construction in Apo Mechanic Village in Abuja collapsed on construction workers, yesterday, leaving three of them seriously injured and hospitalised.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that the workers had barely resumed work on the building, yesterday morning, after being away for sometime, only for the building to collapse on the workers at about 7:30am.
It took the intervention of a team from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in collaboration with residents of the area, to rescue three trapped workers who were taken to the National Hospital, Abuja.
NEMA’s Public Relations Officer, Yushau Shuaib, told Vanguard that “three victims were rescued alive and taken to the National hospital. Local volunteers assisted in rescue efforts.”
Other eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the contractor supervising the building bolted soon after the incident and was still at large.