The Federal Capital Emergency Management Agency, Abuja has confirmed that there has been another loss of life in the collapse of the Gwarinpa building.
The incident took place on Thursday morning at number 4 near H-Medix in a prominent residential complex in Abuja.
An unspecified number of workers were trapped in the three-storey building.
A statement issued by the Head of Public Relations of FCT-FEMA, Nkechi Isa on Thursday night, said rescue efforts are ongoing.
“At least 22 people were rescued, two deaths were confirmed,” said the spokesman.
The victims are receiving treatment at Wuse, Gwarimpa, Asokoro and the Federal Health Care Centre.
Other government agencies have sent officials to the scene to assist emergency responders.
They include NEMA, FRSC, Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense, Department of National Development, Abuja Metropolitan Authority, and Red Cross.
Isa added that some construction companies and major equipment have provided their equipment.
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