At least one person was killed and about 20 others seriously injured after a three-storey building under construction collapsed at Eziora village, Adazi-Ani in Anaocha local council area of Anambra State on Friday.
It was gathered that the building, jointly owned by Mr. Uche Okeke and his five siblings, who are children of the transport magnet, Chief GU Okeke, was at the completion stage when it collapsed.
According to report, over 25 persons were working on the site when the incident occurred and at the time of filing this report, one person was still trapped under the rubble.
Okeke, who spoke to reporters yesterday said, “It is a sad thing and we are still confused over the incident because we awarded the contract over a year ago to a professional. We have spent millions of naira on the project and we were not in doubt that quality materials were used in the construction.
“One worker was still trapped and we immediately ordered for earth moving equipment from Onitsha to remove the rubbles to save his life.
“We reported to the Police immediately and they helped us in the rescue mission. Unfortunately, the man under the rubble died before he could be rescued”, he added.
He stated that the body of the deceased had been deposited at St. Joseph’s Hospital mortuary at Adazi-Nnukwu.
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