11 trapped as three-storey building collapses in Nnewi, Anambra


At least 11 persons were trapped under a three-storey building which collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra on Thursday morning

The incident happened in Okpuno, Otolo, in Nnewi north local government area of the state.

According to Mohammed Haruna, police public relations officer (PPRO), who confirmed the incident, said the building belong to one Collins Avoyi.

Haruna said nine of the trapped persons have been rescued and taken to hospital while effort was on to get the remaining two out of the rubble.

He said foreign masons from the Republic of Togo are among the trapped workers.

“A three-storey building belonging to one Mr Avoyi Collins ‘m’ collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra,” he said.

“Police Patrol rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to steal.

“So far, nine of them were rescued alive from the collapsed building while efforts are ongoing to rescue two others who are still trapped inside the debris.

“Meanwhile, the rescued victims were rushed to the Community Health Center, Okpuno for medical attention and investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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