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Collapsed Building: FCT Police Confirm 20 Rescued, 2 Dead

On Thursday, the FCT Police Command revealed that they have successfully rescued 20 individuals from the site of the collapsed two-story building on Lagos Street, Garki. Tragically, two lives were lost during this incident. The Command has been diligently working to locate and free anyone who may still be trapped.

This unfortunate event occurred early in the morning on August 24, 2023, at the junction of Lagos Street and Nsukka Street. SP Josephine Adeh, the spokesperson for the Command, stated,

‘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.

“So far, 20 persons have been rescued from the scene while 2 others unfortunately lost their lives.

“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 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.”

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