JUST IN: Fire guts Abuja’s ‘uncompleted’ World Trade Centre

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World Trade Centre

The uncompleted Abuja’s World Trade Centre (WTC) towers in central area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was gutted by fire on Monday.

Spokesperson of the Federal Fire Service FFS, Ugo Huan said personnel of the service were immediately drafted to the scene and they succeeded in putting out the fire.

Though it was not immediately certain what could have caused the fire, eyewitnesses at the scene said it may have been as a result of electrical fault from the power source being used for the construction of the building.

In September 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan launched the project said to cost over $1 billion with an estimated completion date initially slated for 2013. The building is still uncompleted.

At 110m (361ft), the 24-floor WTC Tower 1, which topped out in 2015 is said to be the tallest residential building in Nigeria, while WTC Tower 2 is the tallest building in Abuja, standing at 120m (394ft).

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