August 17, 2018

Update: 10 trapped under collapsed building in Abuja

Abuja collapsed building

6 persons rescued, one dead evacuated

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA- TRAGEDY has struck in the nation’s capital, Abuja, as about ten persons including women and children were feared trapped under a building which collapsed yesterday.

Abuja collapsed building

Abuja collapsed building

Unconfirmed reports said that one person died when the four-storied building under construction collapsed on the workers and food sellers in Jabi area of the city.

It was gathered that the building had been abandoned for over 15 years by the owner who recently mobilised workers to continue the construction of the structure.

Officials of the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority have arrived at the scene to commence the rescue of the trapped victims.

Meanwhile, Rescue officials were said to have rescued about six persons while a corpse has been evacuated.

However, the heavy rain has also hampered rescue operations.