Tension, Fear in Abuja as Building Collapses, Unconfirmed Number of Workers Trapped

Tension, Fear in Abuja as Building Collapses, Unconfirmed Number of Workers Trapped

  • An unconfirmed number of workers are currently trapped under the debris of a collapsed building in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory
  • The building located in the Kubwa area of Abuja was said to have collapsed while under construction
  • Residents noted that victims of the incident who had one form of injury or the other have been taken to a nearby hospital

A three-storey building that was under construction has collapsed in the Kubwa area of Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, Vanguard reports.

The collapse of the building was said to have occured in the early hours of Friday, August 26.

It was gathered that the building, which was still under construction, had many people, especially artisans who were at work in the facility.

Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, building collapse, kubwa, FCT, workers trapped
A building under construction in the Kubwa area of Abuja has collapsed leaving many trapped under it. Photo: Vanguard
Source: UGC

While the number of workers trapped under the debris of the collapsed building can not be ascertained immediately, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are already at the scene of the incident on a rescue operation.

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Residents within the area confirmed that those who were affected with one degree of injury or the other have been taken to the General Hospital in Kubwa.

Sad news as another building collapses in Lagos

Lagos state suffered another building collapse despite efforts of the government to halt the tide of such disasters.

According to the Lagos state Emergency Management Agency, the latest collapse structure was an abandoned two-storey building that collapsed to ground zero.

However, the agency revealed that there was no fatality recorded as only an adult sustained minor injuries.

Deaths recorded, persons injured as building collapses in Lagos

The collapse of a two-storey building in the Bariga area of Lagos state claimed the lives of two children.

This tragedy was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Sunday, August 21.

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LASEMA added that some persons who were injured in the collapse have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

Many feared dead, others trapped as church building collapses in Delta

In another related development, about 10 people died as a one-storey building allegedly belonging to a church, Salvation Ministries, collapsed at Okpanam in Oshimili North local government area of Delta state.

The church which is located opposite Rain Oil filling station beside the Redeemed Junction collapsed on Tuesday, January 11.

It was also gathered that the building caved in during a church service on Tuesday, January 11. Sources added that some construction work was ongoing in a part of the building which was also in use when the incident occurred.

Source: Legit.ng

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