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Hotel building collapses in Abuja, traps many people

The Westbrook Hotel is said to be owned by a former governor of a state in the South East.

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Hotel building collapses in Abuja, traps many people

Many people were trapped when a four-storey building attached to the Westbrook Hotel in the Garki area of the Federal Capital Territory collapsed on Monday night.

The Westbrook Hotel is said to be owned by a former governor of a state in the South East.

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An eyewitness, who informed newsmen of the incident on condition of anonymity, said there could be a “possibility” of casualties as he saw two trapped persons being pulled out from the rubble and taken to the hospital.

“There is a possibility that there could be some people inside the collapsed building who may have died. I saw two people being pulled out from the rubble now and taken to the hospital while rescue operations are ongoing. The emergency responders are not coordinated yet for efficient operations,” he said.

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