1 die in Abuja building collapse, 19 rescued, many trapped

…The building collapsed at about 11am on Thursday with many trapped

One person has been confirmed dead after a building collapse in Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja.

The structure collapsed at about 11am at 4th Avenue close to H-Medix with many trapped.

The three-storey building allegedly had a basement caved in on an unspecified number of workers.

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FCT-FEMA) is coordinated the rescue response.

In an update Thursday evening, the agency confirmed more than a dozen have been evacuated.

“19 persons have so far been rescued, 1 fatally injured, the victims have been taken to Wuse, Gwarinpa, Asokoro district hospitals and the federal medical center.” Nkechi Isa, the Public Relations Officer revealed.

Isa added that some construction companies with heavy duty equipment were part of the rescue efforts.

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