A four storey building under construction on Friday collapsed in Jabi area of Abuja.

Two people have been confirmed dead from the tragic incident while many others are still trapped in the rubble .

The incident occurred at 1:20pm while workers were still at the building.

It was gathered that those trapped include workers, children and food vendors.

It was also gathered eight people have been rescued. Among those rescued was the site engineer who had his two legs broken.

At the time of this report, rescue operations by officials of the FCT Fire Service and National Emergency Management Authority  (NEMA) were still ongoing.

It was gathered the building had been abandoned for 15 years, but contractors were recently mobilised to the site.

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