Many trapped as Mall Collapses in Abuja

By Genesis Eririoma

A two-storey building housing a mall in Kubwa, a suburb within Abuja Municipal Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, collapsed on Thursday night the Trumpet gathered.

As of the time of this publication, five people have been rescued by a joint rescue operation of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Police Force, and some residents.

One of the rescued victims, Hafeez Olayinka, while recounting his ordeal, confirmed that the building had collapsed on Thursday night at about 11:30 pm, but they were only rescued in the early hours of Friday and were taken to the hospital.

Mall that collapsed in Kubwa Abuja

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He noted that he arrived at the collapsed building on Monday to fix up some things in the building.

“We’ve been trapped since Thursday night. I have been here since Monday to fix up some things in the building. “At about 11:30 pm on Thursday, we noticed that the building was collapsing, and we tried to escape. But five of us were rescued this morning, and they took us to the hospital.” Olayinka narrated.

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