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Building collapses at Jabi, Abuja leaving casualties

 

Reports reaching HousingNews that a building located at Jabi junction, close to a popular Rukkayat plaza in the Nigerian capital has collapsed.

The incident occurred at about 2:00pm today while workers were still at the building.


It was gathered that those trapped include workers, children and food vendors.

It was also gathered that eight people have been rescued. Among those rescued was the site engineer who had his two legs broken.

One person has been reported dead while at least 10 others are trapped in the rubble of the three-storey shopping complex under construction.

 

Many of the victims are still communicating with their phones under the rubble however; the only escalator being used is too small.

Information gathered reveals that the building had been abandoned for 15 years, but contractors were recently mobilized to the site.

At the time of this report, rescue operations by officials of the FCT Fire Service and National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) were still ongoing.

 

Pictures from the sites are as shown below

The total number of casualty is yet to be ascertained.

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