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Many feared dead, others trapped as multi-storey building collapses in Abuja



A multi-storey building in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Wednesday night, collapsed leaving a yet-to-be identified number of persons dead.

The building located at the busy Lagos street, Garki village, Garki II district of Abuja, was said to have collapsed due to a heavy downpour.

An eyewitness, Tanko Dabo, who was at the scene after the incident, said the building was housing many apartments, while the ground floor had shops.

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According to Dabo, the heavy downpour began around 11:50pm late Wednesday night.

He said: “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.”

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