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Over 15 feared persons trapped as four-storey building collapses in Abuja

Written by on July 4, 2023

No fewer than 15 persons are feared trapped in the rubble of a four-story building that collapsed yesterday, Monday 3rd  July 2023 in Dape, Life Camp area of Abuja.

It was gathered that the building, which was under construction as of the time of the collapse, is owned by one of the top businessmen in the country.  

According to eyewitnesses, the building is said to be a hotel with an underground facility.

The Federal Fire Service says rescue operations at the site of the collapsed four-storey building at Dape in Life Camp, Abuja, has resumed today.

Mr. Emeribe David, a Superintendent of the service says all the agencies involved agreed to resume the rescue operation today.

The building, which was said to be a hotel under construction, collapsed around 4 pm yesterday.

Residents around the area have been thrown into panic over the incident.

The Federal Capital Territory has announced the breakout of Diphtheria in parts of the city of Abuja.

The FCT Director, Public Health Department, Dr. Sadiq Abdulrahman, announced the outbreak, at a news conference in Abuja.

Abdulrahman, while addressing the news conference, said the disease had already killed a four-year-old, adding that outbreaks earlier recorded in Lagos, Ondo, and Kano states in January, had triggered a national response by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Diphtheria is an infection caused by strains of a bacteria known as Corynebacterium Diphtheriae which produces toxins that cause difficulty in breathing, and heart rhythm problems, and could lead to death.

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