Several people were feared dead after a multi-storey building collapsed at Lagos Street in Garki, Abuja.
The Federal Emergency Management Authority confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.
FEMA DG, Dr Abbass Idriss, in the statement said the 37 persons were rescued and had all been taken to various medical facilities in Abuja.
“37 persons were rescued alive, while 2 others were fatally injured. Meanwhile, FEMA Search and Rescue team are awaiting excavators to intensify the search to ensure that no victim is left in the rubble of the collapsed building”.
“A combined team of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Road Safety Corps,(FRSC),FCT Police Command, and the VIO are on the ground to carry out the rescue efforts,” the statement read.