5 reportedly dead in Abia building collapse

5 reportedly dead in Abia building collapse

- About five people are dead in Nigeria as a result of building collapse

- The incident was reported to have occurred after torrential rainfall in Abia state

- Also, substandard materials are said to be responsible for the collapse

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In another building collapse in Nigeria, about five people have reportedly lost their lives as an unfortunate incident occurred in Aba, Abia state.

According to The Nation, one person who was rescued from the rubble is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

Sources disclosed that the sad incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, September 16, after torrential rain on Tuesday.

The newspaper reports that those who lost their lives and survivors were homeless residents that usually take refuge in the building still undergoing construction at night.

It added that the cause of the collapse has been attributed to the use of substandard materials by the contractor.

5 reportedly dead in Abia building collapse

About five people have reportedly lost their lives as a building collapse incident in Aba, Abia state. Credit: The Nation
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a three-story building collapsed along Cemetery road, opposite the health centre in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos state.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) commenced operations to rescue those who may be trapped in the building. The area was cordoned off by LASEMA officials involved in the rescue operation.

Omolola Essien, the chairperson of the Lagos mainland local government, also confirmed the incident in a tweet.

In another development, Legit.ng reported that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved projects worth a total of N109,187,264,000 for the ministry of works and housing and the ministry of education.

It was reported that the projects were approved during the FEC meeting held on Wednesday, July 8. The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari as Fashola and minister Adamu Adamu presented three memoranda.

The FEC also approved the reimbursement of funds expended on federal roads by some state governments. The total sum to be reimbursed to five states is N148,141,987,161.25.

According to Sahara Reporters, the memo was presented by Fashola, at the third virtual council meeting presided over by President Buhari inside the Council Chambers of the State House on Wednesday, June 3.

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