The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FCT FEMA) has reported that a two-story structure on Lagos Street in Garki village, Abuja, collapsed on Wednesday night.
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, says that an undefined number of people were reportedly murdered after a multi-story structure collapsed, according to BANKPAWA.
However, Mrs. Nkechi Isa, the agency’s head of public affairs, claimed in a statement released on Thursday in Abuja that 37 people were saved alive while two others suffered fatal injuries.
Isa reported that a rescue effort was ongoing to look for further victims.
She continued by saying that a team made up of representatives from the Federal Road Safety Corps, FCT FEMA, and FCT Command of the Nigerian Police was on the scene to rescue and transport victims.
“On Wednesday night, the two-story building, which was used for both residential and business purposes, collapsed.
“FCT FEMA Search and Rescue Team are awaiting excavators to intensify the search to ensure that no victim is left in the rubble of the collapsed building,” she stated.
Dr. Abbass Iddriss, the agency’s director general, praised the efforts of all parties involved, particularly the community members who were laboring arduously to manually free imprisoned people.