The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency says no fewer than 22 persons have so far been rescued in the ongoing efforts to evacuate those trapped in a building which collapsed in Gwarinpa, Abuja.
The agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Nkechi Isa, made the disclosure in a statement she issued on Thursday in Abuja.
Isa also revealed that two persons trapped in the building collapse had died.
She said a combined team of FEMA, National Emergency Management Agency, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of Development Control, Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency and Red Cross were at the scene to rescue the remaining people trapped in the rubble of the collapsed building.
She said some construction companies with heavy duty equipment were also part of the rescue efforts.
Isa said: “No fewer than 22 persons have so far been rescued, two are confirmed dead.
“The victims have been taken to Wuse, Gwarimpa, Asokoro district hospitals and the Federal medical center.
“The search for survivors is ongoing.
“The two-storey building with a basement collapsed this morning trapping an unidentified number of workers.”