Breaking: Five-storey building collapses in Ebonyi

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The site of the collapsed building.

Five-storey building collapses in Ebonyi

By Mkpuma Enyinna, Abakaliki

A five-storey building collapse at Ngbabor, Presco campus of Ebonyi State University has collapsed; as no casualty was recorded. It caved in on Tuesday afternoon.

During a visit to the scene of the incident at Presco campus, opposite Prince Marice Hostel, sympathizers from neighborhood including government officials were seen inspecting the colasped building, which was under construction to ascertain what led to the incident.

Some police officers and neighbourhoodwatch were seen cordoning the environment to avoid any casualty and also to  examine the circumstances that led to the incident.

According to eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, the building colasped around 2:00pm on Tuesday.

She confirmed that none of the labourers at the site escaped unhurt.

While the name of the owner of the structure is being awaited, one of the twin buildings is still standing, as residents had been warned by the government

officials not to get closer to the remaining uncompleted building for their own safety.

All efforts to get the reaction of Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr.Chris Anyanwu, proved abortive as at press time.

 

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