4 trapped in another collapsed building in Abuja

Reports have it that a building collapsed in Apo mechanic village trapping six people. Despite the many attempts as heard, only two have been removed as at the time of information flow, and four were still trapped in the rubble.

The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the incident. Yushau Shuaib said in a statement that locals around the site of the incident helped in rescuing three people who were trapped in the rubble. He also said that the injured ones have been taken to the hospital but nothing more on how many were still trapped underneath.

The NEMA spokesperson who was contacted via telephone said his agency had moved equipment to the site to determine whether there are people still trapped in the rubble.

The collapsed building is a one storey building one under construction behind the Apo mechanic village.

There is confusion at the site with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Civil Defence Corps saying they are waiting for excavators to arrive for rescue work to continue; while the crowd is insisting that bare hands can be used before the arrival of the excavators.




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