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Abuja building collapses, requiring rescue of construction worker

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Abuja building collapses, requiring rescue of construction worker

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A worker was rescued by the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from a partially collapsed building in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.

It has been learned that the worker became stuck on Saturday after a construction site collapsed near the Taj Bank in the territory’s Central Business District.

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Nkechi Isa, FEMA’s head of public affairs, issued a statement on the matter on Sunday in the capital city of Abuja.

The victim was a construction worker who was working on the ground floor when the entire cast collapsed on him, as told by the witness.

She said the person had been rescued and transferred to the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, Abuja for medical care.

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After the construction workers failed to free their captive colleague, she said, FEMA was notified about 4 p.m.

After receiving the distress call, “FEMA’s Search and Rescue Team and the FCT Fire Service responded and were able to rescue the trapped man with the aid of extrication equipment and the construction company’s excavator,” she said.

 

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