20 Rescued, 2 Dead in FCT Collapsed Building - Police

... CP Visits Scene, Synergizing with Other Agencies, Local Community while Rescue Efforts Ongoing

20 persons have been rescued from the a collapsed two-storey building along Lagos Street, by Nsukka Street junction, Garki Abuja  in early hours of today, on Thursday, 24th August 2023w hile 2 others unfortunately lost their lives. 

SP Adeh said, the FCT Police Command swiftly responded to the emergency, dispatching specialized search and rescue teams to the scene to save lives and ensure the safety of all those affected.

She noted that the Command has deployed every effort to locate and extricate those who are trapped. So far, We are working in close coordination with other relevant agencies, including the Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, and disaster response teams to streamline our rescue efforts.

"The Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna G. Garba, psc, personally visited the site to assess the situation and to extend condolences to the affected families. He appreciated the people for the tremendous support from the community and local volunteers who have come forward to assist in the rescue operation.

"The CP extends his thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families and urges members of the public to stay clear of the incident area to facilitate the ongoing rescue efforts and to allow emergency personnel work without hindrance", she added.

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