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Two rescued from collapsed building in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Department (FEMD) said it received a distress call at about 6:45 p.m. on Friday and activated the NEMA FCT Fire Service and Department of Development Control.

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Two rescued from collapsed building in Abuja

Two people who were trapped in a collapsed building at Close 10, Drive 5, Second Gate at the Prince and Princess Estate in Gudu District of the FCT on Friday have been rescued.

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Department (FEMD) said it received a distress call at about 6:45 p.m. on Friday and activated the NEMA FCT Fire Service and Department of Development Control.

Yesterday, Nkechi Isa from FEMD’s public affairs department stated that the under-construction building that collapsed had been evacuated promptly upon signs of potential collapse.

The two people trapped were in the detached bungalow behind the building.

“The trapped occupants were rescued by the FEMD search and rescue team who cut through the window protectors,” she stated.

She said the acting Director General of FEMD, Mrs Florence Wenegieme, who earlier ordered the evacuation appealed to developers and individuals to observe building codes at all times, and always do integrity tests on existing buildings before carrying out renovations.

She underscored the importance of employing professionals and providing protective wear for on-site workers to ensure safety on the site. She also suggested that insurance coverage be provided for both the building and workers on site.

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