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Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building

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Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building. The Nation’s capital, Abuja faced tragedy as about ten people including women and children were trapped under a collapsed building yesterday.

Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building
Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building

Collapsed Building in Abuja NewsActivities in Jabi area of Abuja have been put on hold as a four-storey building under construction collapsed at about 2 p.m. Friday.

According to reports Mediangr.com could get, about 10 persons are still underneath a collapsed building in Jabi, Abuja as rescue workers are currently trying to rescue them.

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The building which collapsed in the middle of the night injured seven people but has trapped two un-identified persons, who have not been rescued as at the time of this report.

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Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building
Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building

Officials of construction giant, Julius Berger, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigerian police are currently trying to rescue the trapped victims.

The injured and those trapped are believed to be construction workers who have been working on the structure for a while.

Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building
Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building

An eye-witness in the area who spoke under the condition of anonymity, hailed the efforts of the rescue agencies in rescuing the victims. According to him , they arrived on time.

The collapsed building is situated within Jabi/Utako park, directly opposite Panda shopping mall.

The incident has caused heavy gridlock with many residents and passersby converging at the spot of the collapse.

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However, Security and Emergency response team were very quick to respond. It did not take time for them to arrive and immediately begin the rescue.

Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building
Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building
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Sadly, multiple witnesses, more than 10 people are currently inside the debris while two people have been reported dead.

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Witnesses said poor construction contributed to the collapse.

“It sounded like a bomb”, said Chinedu Ike, a witness.

“The workers, including some women selling groundnut are trapped inside.”

Some rescue victims including the contractor who have various degrees of injuries have been rushed to hospital.

Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building
Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building

An eyewitness said one of the workers trapped inside the rubble contacted him on phone, but “I could not hear him clearly.”

A worker who narrowly escaped the tragedy said over 50 people work there.

According to the worker, the building has been there for more than eight years.

“There is a sewage inside that piece of land and this contributed to the collapse,” the worker said.

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Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building
Collapsed Building in Abuja News: 10 People Trapped, 2 Dead in Abuja Collapse Building

Rain temporarily dispersed the crowd as more tractors enter the scene to save the trapped people.

More details on this will be updated here later…. Stay tuned.

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