Casualty figures revealed as storey building collapses in Abuja
Two people have been confirmed dead while 37 were injured when a two storey building collapsed on Wednesday night at Lagos street, Garki Village area of Garki District, Abuja.
Confirming the incident, the director general of Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), Abbass Iddriss said thirty seven person have so far been rescued at the scene of the collapsed structure.
Iddriss said the affected persons have been evacuated to various medical facilities in Abuja.
The DG said: “To people are dead and 37 persons have so far been rescued and evacuated to Hospital, others reportedly still trapped.
“Rescue 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”, he added.
He commended the efforts of all stakeholders working hard manually to rescue trapped persons, including members of the community.
Iddriss also revealed that rescue mission have continues while they await the arrival of more equipment to enhance the operations