2 Dead, 4 Injured as Fence Collapses in Abuja

By: Wisdom Acka

Tragedy occurred Wednesday, as perimeter fence collapsed claiming two lives and injuring four construction workers in Abuja.

The two construction workers were said to have lost their lives, with four others escaped with various degrees of injuries when the fence felled on them, at a construction site in Wuse II District, Abuja.

Confirming the incident, Director General, FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dr. Idriss Abbass, revealed that the victims were already removed from the rumbles of the collapsed wall.

The Director-General disclosed that FEMA received a distress call between 10 to 11 am, that there was a building collapse beside United Bank of Africa (UBA), and the Agency drafted its rescue team to the site, on getting there, it was discovered it was a wall that felled.

He, however, added that the probable cause of the incident was that the workers had excavated or encroached deep into another building, since it was not what they were building that fell.

His words: “So far six people were removed from the rumbles, two were fatally injured while the remaining four are in the hospital receiving medical attention.”

“It is not the building under construction that collapsed, because it is still at the foundation level, it is the wall (perimeter fence) that felled on them”, the FEMA boss stressed.