The collapse of a multi-storey building on Wednesday night, August 23 in Abuja has resulted in a feared loss of lives and numerous people being trapped.
The incident took place on Lagos Street in the Garki village area of Garki II district.
The building consisted of multiple apartments with shops on the ground floor.
Ikharo Attah, a former aide to the previous Minister of the FCT, has reported that thirty-seven individuals have been rescued and taken to hospitals, while others remain trapped.
A rescue team and other first responders have been present since 2 am, actively working to rescue those affected by the collapse.
He wrote on Facebook;
“So far 37 persons have so far been evacuated to Hospital, Two ‘Fatally injured’. Others reportedly still trappedRescue 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.”