Two persons have been confirmed dead after a shopping mall collapsed in Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja.

Five of the victims were rescued by officials of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) on Friday morning while tractors continued combing the rubble in search of the other two.

However, the Head of Public Affairs of FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Nkechi Isa, in a statement, confirmed the death of the last two persons.

She said the remains of the two have been retrieved and deposited at the Kubwa District Hospital mortuary where their relatives identified them.

She also confirmed that three of the five persons rescued alive from the ruins suffered various degrees of injuries while the two earlier admitted for treatment at the district hospital have also been discharged.

“The rescue operation at the collapsed site came to an end with five persons rescued alive, three with various degrees of injuries, while two persons were unhurt and discharged from the Kubwa District Hospital,” Ms Isa noted.

Following the unfortunate incident, the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, has called for the conduct of an integrity test on buildings in the area to prevent reoccurrence.

According to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday


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