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FEMA confirms death of two persons in Abuja building collapse

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of two people after a  two-storey building collapsed on Wednesday night, at Lagos Street, Garki Village, Abuja.

The Head of Public Affairs of the agency, Nkechi Isa said three persons are still trapped and thirty-seven persons were rescued

“Rescue efforts are ongoing as the search for more victims intensifies at the scene of the building collapse at Lagos Street, Garki Village opposite the Garki police station in the FCT,” she said.

“A combined team of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Road Safety Corps,(FRSC), FCT Police Command, and the VIO are on the ground to carry out the rescue efforts

“The two-storey building which serves both residential and commercial purposes collapsed on Wednesday night. 37 persons were rescued alive, while 2 others were fatally injured.”

According to her, the agency’s Search and Rescue team is awaiting excavators to intensify the search and ensure no victim is left in the rubble.

Already, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike had visited the area as efforts are intensified to rescue the trapped persons.

Wike promised that the city administration will foot the medical bills of the Garki building collapse victims.

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