Many Trapped As Two-storey Shopping Complex Collapses In Abuja

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Many Trapped As Two-storey Shopping Complex Collapses In Abuja

A two-storey shopping plaza has collapsed in the Garki area of Abuja.

It was gathered that the building, located around Lagos street, caved in during a heavy downpour at around 11:50pm on Wednesday.

Confirming the incident around 2am on his Facebook page, Ikharo Attah, former aide to the immediate past minister of the FCT, said 37 persons were rescued from beneath the rubble.

Attah said rescue teams were trying to save more trapped persons.

He added that two badly injured persons alongside the rescued have been hospitalised.

“So far 37 persons have so far been evacuated to hospital, two fatally injured; others reportedly still trapped; rescue team and others are on ground,” Attah wrote.

“Rescue operations on but slow due to ongoing rain. They are making frantic efforts at getting an excavator to remove people from the rubble.”