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Abuja building collapse: 37 rescued, two killed in Garki District

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A two-storey plaza located at Lagos street, Garki Village in the Garki District of Abuja has gone down.

The collapse of the building occurred late Wednesday night during a heavy downpour in the nation’s capital.

Rescue operation is currently ongoing with 37 persons already rescued.

Reports claims that two of them were killed.

Report claims rescue operations were slow over the night due to the absence of an excavator.

Confirming the development, Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Dr Abbas Idriss said 37 persons had so far been rescued at the scene of the collapsed structure.

He said the victims have been evacuated to various medical facilities in Abuja.

“Thirty Seven persons have so far been rescued and evacuated to hospital, others reportedly still trapped. Rescue team and others are on 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.

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