From Angela Nkwo-Akpolu,Owerri
Panic engulfed Owerri, Imo State on Sunday as an uncompleted two storey building collapsed and left four persons critically injured.
The incident happened at Number 10 Amaram extension street, about a kilometer from the Dan Anyiam stadium where the State was holding an interdenominational Church Service to commence activities for the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha and his Deputy, Hon Gerald Irona as the new helmsmen.
One of the survivors identified as Paul, told The Authority Daily that he heard a strange sound while in the building and decided to jump out.
According to him, barely seconds after jumping out, the building caved in, trapping some people.
Another eye witness who pleaded anonymity said the building has been under construction for almost twenty years, noting that the blocks may have soaked in too much water over the years.
The yet to be identified owner of the building was said to have left the scene less than 20 minutes before the building collapsed.
A policeman at the scene who pleaded anonymity told The Authority that four persons were rescued, with two of them in very critical situation receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
He said a female was among the survivors, while the other three were men.