Many feared trapped as five-storey building collapses in popular Nigerian state

Many feared trapped as five-storey building collapses in popular Nigerian state

There was a tragedy in Oba town of Idemili South local government area of Anambra as a five-storey building collapsed, trapping some persons underneath.

Nigerian Tribune has it that the building which went down on Friday, April 1, is not far from the palace of the former traditional ruler of the town.

Building collapsed
Nothing was said about what led to the collapse (Photo: Nigerian Tribune)
Source: UGC

It was gathered that villagers could not embark on a tangible rescue mission as the incident occurred in the wee hours of Friday.

However, while there are fears that some victims are covered by the rubbles, efforts are being made to contact emergency services, police, and other volunteer forces.

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The collapsed building is on Akanbi Crescent in the Yaba area of Lagos state. There were possible casualties stuck in the building.

The building collapsed into another building beside it. According to an eyewitness, a part of the building had collapsed late last year, but work did not stop.

A resident of number 29, Lawani Street, a street off the scene of the incident was reported to have claimed that her car was affected last year, when a section of the building collapsed, however, work continued despite the police being called in.

Our correspondent also gathered that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit was called to the scene but had yet to arrive.

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The church is located opposite Rain Oil filling station beside the Redeemed Junction collapsed on Tuesday, January 11. It was also gathered that many people are still trapped under the debris of the collapsed church building.

Reports claimed that the building caved in during a church service on Tuesday, January 11. Sources added that some construction work was ongoing in a part of the building which was also in use when the incident occurred.


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