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One Person Dead in Abuja Building Collapse, VP Osinbajo Visits Site

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One person has been killed and at least 10 others trapped in the rubble of a three-storeyed shopping complex under construction, which collapsed at Jabi area in Abuja on Friday.

The incident occurred at 1:20pm while workers were still at the building.

Last nite, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the site of the collapsed building and commiserated with victims.


It was gathered that those trapped included workers, children and food vendors.

By 6 pm, eight people had been rescued, while one person lost his life. Among those rescued was the site engineer who had his two legs broken.

At the time of this report, rescue operations by officials of the FCT Fire Service and National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) were still ongoing.

It was gathered the building had been abandoned for 15 years, but contractors were recently mobilised to the si

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