The World Trade Centre building in Central Business District, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, was gutted by fire on Monday morning. Daily Trust gathered that the fire started from the top of the skyscraper.
The building is the tallest residential and commercial building undergoing construction in the city. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Daily Trust learnt that the fire started at about 11:30 am as smoke was seen billowing from the 25 storey hitech building.
When our reporter got to the scene of fire incident, he was denied access into the building but Mr. Ibukun Adeogun, the General Manager, Operations of First Continental Properties, owners of the imposing structure, said the fire was not serious.
He said internal sprinklers installed in the building were deployed to put the fire off. “There was a small fire incident at the roof top and immediately they saw the fire, our sprinklers system, it is a hitect building, was deployed internally and you can see that everything is calm,” he said. He added that there was no damage to the building.
He also said none of the people working in the building sustained any injury. However, fire service trucks and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)’s rescue buses and ambulances were seen within and outside the premises.
The Director, FCT fire service, Mr. Opetusin Julius, told Daily Trust on phone some minutes to 1:00pm that firemen were still at the scene and so he could not comment on the incident.
Source: Daily Trust