Many feared dead, others trapped as a two-storey building collapsed

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A yet-to-be determined number of people were feared deead and many others trapped in a two-storey building, which collapsed amidst heavy downpour on Wednesday night, August 23, in Abuja.

The building is located at the ever-busy Lagos Street in Garki village area of Garki II district of Abuja, Leadership reports. An eyewitness, Tanko Dabo, who was at the scene after the incident, said the building was housing many apartments, while the ground floor was full of shops.

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He said the building collapsed during the heavy downpour, which started around 11:50pm late Wednesday night. “There was wailing all over the place after the building collapsed.

Dozens of people are either dead or trapped as the building was fully occupied. It was a scene of helplessness with people screaming and running helter-skelter, while the heavy rain continued,” he said.


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