6 Trapped, 2 Rescued As 4-Storey Building Collapse In Onitsha


Scene of the incident


In accordance with The Nation, as many as six individuals had been on Wednesday feared lifeless in a constructing collapse at No. 7 Ezenwa Avenue Onitsha, Anambra state.


Eight individuals had been stated to be below the construction when the four-storey constructing below building, got here crumbling round 1.45pm.


Eyewitnesses stated these trapped had been six labourers, together with the positioning Engineer.


The Nation gathered that the constructing is owned by a lawyer whose identification was not disclosed.

A few of the sympathizers blamed the constructing Engineer for utilizing substandard supplies for the development.

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Divisional Police Officer for Onitsha central police station, Mr Ifeanyi Iburu led a workforce of safety operatives to make sure satisfactory safety of lives and property.


Different rescue groups had been Purple Cross officers and different safety businesses.


Sympathizers and passerby had been additionally a part of these trying to rescue the remaining six.

In the meantime, one of many trapped individuals was making calls contained in the particles, a sign that a few of them would possibly nonetheless be alive.


Confirming the incident, the Chairman, Purple Cross Society in Anambra State, Prof. Peter Katchy stated the rescued casualties have been rushed to the hospital for medical consideration.

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He stated, “One of many individuals rescued by Purple Cross is on the intensive care at Holy Rosary Hospital Waterside Onitsha, whereas one other is at Basic Hospital Onitsha.

“Four are still trapped under the debris of the collapsed building including the Site Engineer. The Excavator and an Earth Moving Vehicle have just arrived now.”

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Updated: May 22, 2019 — 9:48 pm


  1. This is not good o, what makes the building to collapse i just hope is not that serious sha

  2. Obianumba Chibueze

    Minister of housing nd works should know wat too do about this. The collapsing of a building is caused by inferior building materials nd also the land on itself.

  3. Interesting update. Thank you for the heads up. More greese to your be elbow

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