Many victims have been feared dead while others were trapped under the rubbles after a multi-storey building collapsed amidst heavy downpour at Lagos Street in Garki village area of Garki II district of Abuja on Wednesday night, August 23.
The affected building is said to have housed many apartments while the ground floor was full of shops.
Meanwhile, a Facebook user and former aide to the immediate-past Minister of the FCT, Ikharo Attah, said thirty seven persons have so far been rescued and evacuated to hospital, while others were still trapped. He confirmed that a rescue team and other first responders were on ground at about 2am carrying out rescue operations.
‘’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.
Rescue operations on but slowly due to ongoing rain.
They are making frantic efforts at getting an excavator to remove people from the rubble”