Abuja - Rescue workers and neighbours rescued eight persons from a two-storey building, which collapsed at Gwarinpa Housing Estate early on Monday morning, an official said.
The Spokesman for The National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Malam Yakubu Shuaibu, disclosed that the building collapsed at around 1 a.m.
Shuaibu said, the building, located at Naval Quarters, was undergoing renovation and that some labourers hired to work on it also lived inside.
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He said rescue workers from NEMA, Federal Road Safety Commission and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps arrived at the scene and dug through the rubble in search of survivors.
The NEMA spokesperson said rescue workers searched the rubble with a life locator to determine if other people were still trapped.
Shuaibu said some eight persons were trapped in the building and that neighbours rescued three of the occupants before the arrival of the rescue workers.