On-going rescue operations at the scence of building Collapse at Jabi in Abuja on Friday (17-8-18). 04470-17-8-18-Johnson Udeani-NAN

The National Emergency Management Agency on Saturday confirmed the death of another victim who was trapped in the building that collapsed on Friday in the Jabi area of Abuja, bringing the death toll from the collapse to three.

According to NEMA, six other people were rescued alive from the rubble of the collapsed four-storey building, with one of them critically injured.

This is coming as the agency joined the United Nations to celebrate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day.

The World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19 every year, although it was commemorated on Saturday in Abuja by various agencies of government and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria.

The Director-General, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, who visited the site of the building collapse on Saturday, confirmed “the rescue of seven persons. One person is dead, one critically injured and five others were rescued alive.”

He also stated that the rescue operation at the site of the building collapse had been called off.

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