A five- story building collapses while still under construction in Ngbabor, near Ebonyi State University’s Presco campus in Abakaliki.
The construction workers reportedly raced out of the building seconds before it collapsed on Tuesday, June 7 at around 2p.m.
According to a local, the workers at the construction site raced out of it as soon as the building began to vibrate before it eventually collapsed.
Chris Anyanwu, the Ebonyi State Police Command’s spokesperson, verified the event during a press conference on Wednesday, June 8, saying “ no casualty was recorded. ”
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Meanwhile, experts from the government have visited the collapsed structure to determine why the reason of the tragedy . There was also a team of police officers and Ebubeagu operatives on the scene.
Government officials cautioned residents in the area not to approach the unfinished construction any closer for their own safety.
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This comes barely a months after a three- story building in Ebute Meta, Lagos, collapsed.
The building located on Ibadan Street, Ebute Metta, collapsed around 9 pm on Sunday, May 1, trapping many tenants. According to reports, the structure was dilapidated and unsettled before it eventually gave way.
Dr Olufemi Oke- Osanyintolu, the Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, said the building had been sealed for demolition due to it’s dilapidated state but the residents refused to move.
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