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An uncompleted four-storey building has collapsed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, leaving scores of people trapped inside the rubble.

The incident which happened at Iman Street, off Aka Road, Uyo was the building which supposed to be a six-storey building. The contractors were on the fourth floor when it collapsed.

Residents of the area, where the incident occour who gathered around the scene of the collapsed structure, was unable to help the situation.

Some of them took to their Facebook to post photos and video of the incident. They all appealed to the authorities to act fast in order to save lives.

Some people, who has shop nearby, said their shop had been destroyed by the impact.

It was gathered that the material used in building the structure was not good enough causing the collapse of the building.

The State Fire Service arrived the scene around 7:50 p.m, but were unable to rescue those trapped.

“The fire service were looking for an excavator,” Mc Governor,a popular Akwa Ibom radio presenter who was at the scene told.

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