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One dead, several others still trapped, as shopping complex under construction collapses in Abuja

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One person has been confirmed dead while several others are still trapped in the rubble of a three-storey shopping complex under construction, which collapsed at Jabi area of Abuja today.

According to eye witness reports, the incident occurred at 1:20pm while workers were still at the building. It was gathered that those trapped include workers, children and food vendors.

It was also said that eight people have 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

The building had been reportedly abandoned for 15 years, but contractors were recently mobilized to the site.

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