Two Confirmed Dead With Many Feared Trapped, In A Collapsed Building In ABUJA.

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According To Africa News, Rescue crews were searching for survivors thursday after a building collapse in Nigeria’s capital left two people dead while many others are feared trapped, emergency officials said. The two-story building in the densely populated Garki district of the capital Abuja collapsed during a downpour late Wednesday, witnesses said. It served both as a shopping centre and a residential block, and some of those trapped were believed to be shoppers.

Nkechi Isa, spokeswoman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the city, said 37 people have so far been pulled alive from the rubble. She said the rescue efforts would continue until the rubble had been searched. Authorities often blame such disasters on a failure by officials to enforce building safety regulations and on poor maintenance.

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