Several Trapped as Building Collapses in Niger State


Several people have been trapped as a one-storey building collapsed in Minna, the Niger State capital. Emergency officials who raced to the scene on Friday succeeded in rescuing seven persons who are receiving treatment at the Minna General Hospital.

The building is located at the popular New Market Area in Minna, the capital of the North-Central State. At the time of filing this report, the manual evacuation of the debris had commenced, and the authorities said machines would be mobilized quickly so that those suspected to be trapped could be rescued.

The immediate cause of the building collapse is not yet known as of the time of this report. The Director, Information and Special Duties of Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Hussaini Ibrahim, who was at the scene of the incident said the rescue operation was ongoing.

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