uilding collapses in Anambra

  • Posted on: 10 January 2018
  • By: editor

BA two-storey building under construction has collapsed in Aguleri-otu in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

 It was gathered that six persons were trapped in the rubble.

Eyewitness, who blamed the incident on use of substandard materials, said that it took the timely intervention of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who alerted other state agencies, including the Red Cross to rescue the trapped persons.

 The Director of the SEMA, Mr. Chukwudi Onyejekwe, confirmed that six persons were rescued while no life was lost.

Also, the Chairman, state Material Testing and Laboratories, Ebosie Ezeoke, said that the structure was constructed within two months, a development he said was totally unprofessional.

He however revealed that the sample of the materials used for the building had been collected for technical analysis and further investigation.

 The rescued victims, it was gathered, had been taken to the hospital for proper medical attention.