Fire guts Abuja World Trade Centre

A section of the World Trade Centre building located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was on Monday gutted by fire.

Constructed in 2011, the building is the tallest residential and commercial building in the city.

The fire started at about 11:30 am as smoke was seen billowing from the 25 storey hi-tech building.

Fire guts World Trade Centre in Abuja

The fire prompted the deployment of federal and FCT firefighters to the scene.

The General Manager, WTC Abuja, Ibukun Adeogun, explained that the fire had been extinguished by high-pressure sprinklers in the building.

He said, “There was a minor fire outbreak at one of the floors close to the top floor near the shaft. The building is a high-tech building and the sprinklers put out the fire. Because the fire occurred close to the top floor and the extraction system was on the roof, smoke was coming out even after the fire had been extinguished.”

Since it began in 1939 in New York, United States, the World Trade Centre brand has since become global trade hubs in more than 90 countries including Nigeria.

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