SAD: Many Trapped As Building Collapses In Abuja (PHOTO)

Many people are reported to be trapped in a club
house which is undergoing make over from a
bungalow to a storey building in Abuja on Friday . The
collapsed building is believed to trap
many people under the rubbles most of whom are
menial labourer and customers at Phase IV
road in Jikwoyi , Abuja .
Four persons have been pulled out of the collapsed
building alive by rescue workers hours after
the incident and were immediately rushed in
ambulances to nearby hospitals , while voices of
those trapped under the rubbles calling were heard .
Many of them called for help while informing
the public that they were still alive
Workers of the club named ‘ Mimshack Arena ’ were
panicking , crying while showing rescue
officials around the collapsed site . Daily Trust says
one of them put the figure of people trapped
at 13 .
Residents claimed that the collapsed building belongs
to a policeman called Corporal Joseph .
Emeka Ikechuckwu , a resident said some customers
were drinking at the bar , while construction
work was ongoing . He said the building caved in with
people inside .
One of the rescue officials at the scene complained
that buildings around the area were built
with no space between them and that made it
difficult for rescue vehicles to get to the victims .
Efforts to speak to the coordinator of the Abuja
operations office of the National Emergency
Management Agency ( NEMA ) , Ishaya Chonoko ,
failed as calls to his phone were not answered .
Daily Trust later learnt that he was at the scene of the
building collapse coordinating rescue
operation

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