8 trapped, 6 rescued in Abuja building collapse

Posted by News Express | 29 August 2016 | 2,875 times

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Not fewer eight people are still trapped in a building collapse in Gwarimpa Estate located in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report said the building collapse took place at 444 Crescent in the estate.
Another report by Channels TV quoted the Acting Coordinator of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Mrs Safiyat Umar, as explaining that the building was standing on a flood plain which caused the collapse.
She blamed the Federal Housing Authority for giving the approval for the construction of the building.
Meanwhile, the Minister of the FCT, Mr Mohammed Bello, has ordered an investigation into the incident.
This is the second building collapse in Abuja in less than one week.
A building had on August 24 collapsed in Apo Mechanic Village in the same city.
•Photo by Daily Trust shows rescue workers at a collapsed building.

Source: News Express

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