Building collapse claims 2 lives in Anambra

Building collapse claims 2 lives in Anambra

Two persons have reportedly been killed in a building collapse in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.

 

 

It was gathered that the two-storey building, under construction, caved in when its second floor; which had a defect, was undergoing some reconstruction works.

 

 

Although the detail of the incident was still sketchy, the deceased were said to be construction workers on the site.

 

Building collapse

 

 

According to a source, the incident happened on Friday in the Ibolo area of the community.

 

 

The source said, “Two persons have lost their lives in a building collapse in Ibolo; Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“The deceased were working at the two-storey facility when the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday.

 

 

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“The engineer in charge had instructed the workers to remove the second floor which was not properly constructed. It was in the course of the removal that the building caved in.”

 

 

As of the time of filing this report, it was also gathered that one of the victims had been removed from the debris; while the other was still yet to be found.

 

 

The State Police Spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, could not be reached for reaction. He did not take a call placed across on his telephone line.

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