A three-storey building has collapsed on the popular Bende Street in the old Port Harcourt township, Rivers State.
The building which is situated at No. 112 Bende Street collapsed at about 2.00am on Wednesday, June 29.
According to the reports, the building which was constructed over seven decades ago has been in a deplorable state for the past four years.
A source said no life was lost just as there was no occupant in the building.
“The building was one of the oldest buildings in Port Harcourt known as a colonial building. I believe it’s one of the abandoned properties in Port Harcourt after the civil war. It caved in at about 2.00am Wednesday but no life was lost. There was no occupant in the building as of the time it collapsed” the witness said.
Iringe Grace Koko, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said there was no occupant in the building before it collapsed.
It was gathered that officials of the Ministry of Urban Development and Physical Planning are currently working with the owners of the property to pull it down completely to forestall any further disaster.
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