FCT FEMA Recovers Two Corpses From Rubbles Of Collapse Fence In Apo
TOYIN ADEBAYO ABUJA
The Search and Rescue team of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday recovered corpses of two construction workers from the rubbles of a the collapse fence of an Estate in Gudu District behind Apo Legislatives Quarters, Zone E, FCT.
Daily Independent gathered that the developer was rebuilding a retaining wall of a collapsed fence, while the site workers were excavating the foundation of the fence , due to the pressure of soil from an existing German floor, the fence collapse and slide on the two construction workers.
Speaking to journalists at the scene of the incident, the Head, Search and Rescue (FEMA) SFI, Mr. Moses Oyegun stated that FEMA search and rescue team arrived at the scene of the incident after receiving report from 112 emergency number and were informed by eyewitness of the two site worker trapped in the rubbles of the collapsed fence.
According to him, the team excavated the rubbles and rescued the two totally injured persons and who were immediately taken to the Asokoro Hospital, where doctors confirmed them dead.
Smpathizing with the victims of the incident, the Director General FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urged developers to desist from practices that could lead to accidents and loss of lives, around the FCT and Environs.
According to him, some disaster and accidents can be averted if necessary precautionary procedures are followed
“If the initial exiting fence collapse was reported to the necessary authority, perhaps the developer would have gotten some professional advice and supervision that would have averted these loses” he said.
He however called on relevant agency to follow up and ascertain the reason for the initial collapse of the existing fence and to check if the standard building materials were used for the construction.
The corpses whom were identified as Haruna Halilu and Nasiru Aliyu (aged approximately 27 years respectively) have since been handed over to the deceased families by the Police for final funeral arrangement.