A building under construction has collapsed in Abuja

A three-storey building that was under construction has collapsed in the Kubwa area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. The collapse of the building was said to have occured in the early hours of Friday, August 26.

It was gathered that the building, which was still under construction, had many people, especially artisans who were at work in the facility.

According to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday.

The building, which was under construction, collapsed at Hamza Abdullahi Street Off Gado Nasco Road.

While the number of workers trapped under the debris of the collapsed building can not be ascertained immediately, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are already at the scene of the incident on a rescue operation.

Residents within the area confirmed that those who were affected with one degree of injury or the other have been taken to the General Hospital in Kubwa.

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