Abuja building collapse: Victims’ relatives protest as FCT ends rescue operation (Punch)

Abuja building collapse: Victims’ relatives protest as FCT ends rescue operation (Punch)

Relatives of victims in the four-storey building which collapsed on Friday in Abuja have protested the decision of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to end the rescue operation at the site on Saturday. They were dispersed by policemen who fired tear gas and shot in the air. The angry youths insisted that about 18 victims were still trapped under the rubble, but the FCT Administration said there was no indication that anyone was buried under the debris. The rescue team consisting of officials of FCT Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Agency, firefighters and Julius Berger Plc ended the rescue operation around 8am after they failed to find victims. But the youths who were annoyed by the removal of the payloaders and other equipment attempted to take over the site, insisting that many victims were still trapped under the debris and should be rescued. Read more

 

 

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