A two-storey building has gone down, killing two persons and injuring others, on the strength of heavy downpour in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Rescue operation, has led to the the evacuation of 37 occupants of the collapsed building, which occurred on Lagos Street, Garki village area of Garki, in the wee hours of today.
Those who were evacuated have been rushed to Hospital, according to a social media post by Ikharo Attah, an aide to former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Atah, who also posted a video of the tragic incident, said two persons have been confirmed dead.
Sunny Njoku, a resident confirmed the incident, but said he did not have details.
“It’s true. I just passed the place now and I saw many people at the scene. I couldn’t wait because I am rushing to the hospital,” he said.
The authorities are yet to react to the incident at the time or filing this report, but witnesses have been commenting about it on social media.
Daily Trust reports that the nation’s capital has recorded a series of building collapse in recent times.
However, this is the the first incident since incumbent FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, assumed office
In his inaugural address at the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) office on Monday, Wike, had threatened to embark on demolition of houses built illegally.
Flanked by Mariya Mahmud, Minister of FCT (state), Wike vowed to move against structures obstructing Abuja master plan.