Many persons trapped as building collapses In Niger State

Many 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 were able to rescue seven individual, who have beeb rushed to the Minna General Hospital, where they are receiving treatment.

The collapsed 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 has started, and the authorities said machines would be mobilised quickly so that those suspected to be trapped could be rescued.

The immediate cause of the building collapse is yet to be determined as of the time of this report.

The Director, Information and Special Duties of Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Hussaini Ibrahim, who visited the scene of the incident stated that the rescue operation is ongoing.

General Manager of the Niger State Urban Development Board, Bako Ismail, stated that the building was illegally converted to a storey building, declaing that the board has made repeated attempts to stop the property owner from the illegal conversion.

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