On Wednesday Morning at about 5:15am after a heavy downpour on Tuesday night. a building under construction is said to have collapsed on Azikiwe Road, Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State has collapsed, killing one person.
Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, The Commissioner for Information in the state confirming the incident said:
“The government received with sadness news of the collapse of the three-storey building, which was under construction in the early hours of today, and the Governor immediately directed relevant agencies to the location as well as mobilised earth moving equipment to the site on a search and rescue mission.
“So far, we have one confirmed fatality and those on site are working to see if there are others trapped in the rubble.”
According to one of the rescued victims, he said himself and others took shelter in the building before the collapse.