The Federal Fire Service says rescue operations at the site of the collapsed four-storey building at Dape in Life Camp, Abuja, will resume on Tuesday at 8. a.m.
Mr. Emeribe David, a Superintendent of Fire, told the News Agency of Nigeria at the scene of the disaster, that all the agencies involved agreed to resume the rescue operation on Tuesday morning.
NAN reports that the building, which was said to be a hotel under construction, collapsed around 4 pm on Monday, trapping an undisclosed number of labourers.
David, who led the team of firemen to the site, said that the fire service received a distress call around 4. pm and reached the site about 15 minutes later.
He said that his team joined other agencies in the operations to save the lives of the people trapped in the wreckage.
He identified some of the agencies as the FCT Emergency Management Agency, Federal Road Safety Corps, National Emergency Management Agency, and security agencies, among others.
“Immediately the Fire Service received the call, we were deployed to the scene with a fire truck and ambulance crew to see what we can salvage.