Three dead after shopping mall collapses in Abuja, Nigeria
UPDATE: 6:14PM EST
Emergency personnel could not remove any dead bodies and many people are still buried under the rubble.
"For the past two hours, no person has been rescued yet and no dead bodies have been removed. They are still digging through the rubble," police officer Adeleye Adewale said.
Three people are dead and several more are injured when a four-storey shopping centre collapsed in the Nigerian capital Abuja that was under construction.
Using heavy diggers, emergency personnel were trying to rescue dozens of people still buried under the rubble. Police said between 40-50 construction workers were believed to be working in the building when it collapsed.
"For the past two hours, no person has been rescued yet and no dead bodies have been removed. They are still digging through the rubble," said Adeleye Adewale, a police officer involved in the rescue efforts.
Diran Onifade, spokesman for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministry, said he could only confirm one person killed.
The building site was due to become the largest shopping centre in Nigeria's capital.