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Rescue Operations Ongoing At Abuja Building Collapse (Photos)

The rescued victims have been taken to various medical facilities in Abuja.

Thirty-seven victims have been rescued under the rubbles of the three-storey building in the Garki Area of Abuja which collapsed, following a heavy downpour, that began at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday night.

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Federal Emergency Management Authority, Dr. Abbass Idriss, on Thursday morning.

He said that the victims have been taken to various medical facilities in Abuja, and that rescue efforts were ongoing, in collaboration with other rescue agencies.

The DG added that two people were fatally injured in the building collapse.

“37 persons were rescued alive, while two others were fatally injured. Meanwhile, 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.”

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

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