JUST IN: Two injured ,37 others rescued, as two-storey plaza collapses in Abuja

Two persons have been severely injured and 37 others rescued as a two-storey plaza located at Lagos street, Garki Village in the Garki District of the nation’s capital, Abuja collapsed.

The building collapsed late Wednesday night, August 23, 2023, amid heavy downpour.
This was confirmed by the Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dr Abbas Idriss.
Iddris said thirty-seven people have so far been rescued at the scene of the collapsed structure, adding that the affected persons have been evacuated to various medical facilities in Abuja.
He further confirmed that two people were fatally injured.
According to the DG ” 37 persons have so far been rescued and evacuated to Hospital, others reportedly still trapped.
“Rescue team and others are on the ground. Rescue operations on but slowly due to ongoing rain”.
” They are making frantic efforts at getting an excavator to remove people from the rubble”, he added.
The DG commended the efforts of all stakeholders working hard manually to rescue trapped persons, including members of the community.
He revealed that rescue missions have continued while they await the arrival of equipment to enhance the operations

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