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Three injured in Abuja building collapse

No fewer than three persons were injured in a building that collapsed in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday.

No life was, however, lost to the incident.

It was reported that a four-bedroom apartment located opposite Stanbic IBTC Bank in Area 11, caved in on Monday evening.

It was gathered that the old structure was undergoing renovation before the incident.

Many people working on the structure were said to have been trapped in the building when it caved in around 8:40 pm on Monday.

A situation report sent to our correspondent on Tuesday by the Director of the FCT Fire Service, Amiola Adebayo, said no life was lost to the incident.

Adebayo added that three injured persons had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

The report read, “The three people injured have been taken to Hospital.

“It’s an old four-storey building undergoing restructuring and renovation. Other workers on the ground confirmed that no one else remained inside the rubble.

“Excavation and evacuation of the rubles stopped at 1.30am to resume 7am, July 2, 2024.”

The FCT police spokesperson Josephine Adeh also confirmed the incident.

Adeh said, “In response to the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, promptly moved to the scene with multiple patrol teams as first responders to cordon off the area for possible rescue.

“Three victims were successfully evacuated from the collapsed building and rushed to the hospital for medical care.

“The attention of the National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria and FCT Development Control has been drawn to the situation, and their personnel have taken charge of the area for robust management of the scene.”

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