A yet-to-be identified number of persons have been injured on Monday, July 15, while several were trapped after a three-story building collapsed in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
Eye 9ja understands that the collapsed three-story building, which houses a pharmacy and a public toilet, is located at Butcher lane, off Dilimi street in Jos north local government area of the state.
No fewer than six people have reportedly been evacuated from the collapsed building and have since been rushed to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, for medical treatment.
Eye 9ja reports that a combined team of the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Red Cross and security agencies are currently carrying out a rescue operation as at the time of the report.
The acting managing director, Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB), Kefas Yilrwang, said lack of equipment was hampering the rescue operation in the site, but said that the rescue operation was being conducted manually.
“Everyone wants to help and the whole place is jam-packed, making it difficult for rescuing agents to perform their duties,” he said.
However, Yilrwang said the operation would continue till the following day, Tuesday, July 16.