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One Confirmed Dead As Three-Storey Building Collapses In Abuja

At least one person has been confirmed dead after a three-storey building collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town, Abuja.

CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that two persons were trapped and three persons rescued after the collapse.

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

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 in the early hours of Friday, NSCDC said.

The number of casualities are still unknown, but some persons have been rescued with serious injuries and taken to the General Hospital.

Meanwhile, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency are on the ground trying to rescue those trapped in the rubble.

One Mr Emmanuel Omeke, who said he lives beside the building, told ChannelsTV that the collapsed structure was initially a shopping mall but recently converted into residential apartments.

He claimed that the addition of extra blocks to the structure may have led to the collapse.

*This story was updated with additional information

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