Four escape death as building collapses in Imo

May 27th, 2019

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.

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