Several Trapped as One-Storey Building Collapses in Minna

Olivia Pressman
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Building Collapses in Minna

In a tragic incident, multiple individuals are trapped after a one-story building collapsed in Minna, the capital of Niger State.

Emergency officials, responding swiftly to the scene on Friday, managed to rescue seven individuals. These victims are now receiving treatment at the Minna General Hospital, their lives spared but their ordeal far from over.

The building, situated in the bustling New Market Area of Minna, crumbled unexpectedly, casting a shadow of fear and uncertainty over the community.

As the news broke, concerned citizens gathered around the site, watching in anxiety and hoping for miracles. Rescue operations began with the painstaking manual evacuation of debris. Authorities have assured that machinery will be quickly mobilized to expedite the rescue efforts for those still feared trapped beneath the rubble.

The cause of the collapse remains unknown, adding to the anguish of those affected and the broader community.

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Hussaini Ibrahim, Director of Information and Special Duties at the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, was at the scene, coordinating the ongoing rescue operation. His presence and leadership provided a glimmer of hope amidst the chaos.

Adding to the tragedy, Bako Ismail, General Manager of the Niger State Urban Development Board, disclosed that the building had been illegally converted into a story building. The board had made repeated attempts to halt this unauthorized conversion, but sadly, those efforts were in vain.

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As the rescue operation continues, the thoughts and prayers of the community are with those trapped and their families. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of building regulations and the devastating consequences when they are ignored.

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