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Collapsed fence kills two in Wuse, Abuja

A survivor of the collapse fence with FEMA agents. Photo Credit: FEMA

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has confirmed the death of two persons from a collapsed fence in Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss said out of the six victims, who were mainly artisans working around the collapsed wall, four sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment.

Alhaji Abass also said the artisans were working in a building under construction, when the fence collapsed.

“They have eaten into the building next to them, because it is not their building that fell it is the neighbour’s building that fell on them. So far, six people were removed from the rubbles, out of which, two have died while four are in the hospital at the moment.” he explained.

The Director-General said the agency had been sensitizing FCT residents on the need to abide by building approvals and the Abuja Master Plan.

He attributed the cause of the fallen wall to encroachment of the ongoing construction work into the neighborhood structure.

He called on stakeholders saddled with the responsibility of granting building approvals in the FCT, like the Department of Development Control, Department of Engineering Services and other agencies, to ensure that they give proper approval and monitor constructions in all locations.

Writing by Remi Johnson; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu