11 persons have been trapped under a three storey building that collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra state in the early hours of today Thursday, October 18th.
The building which is located in Okpuno, Otolo, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state, belongs to one Collins Avoyi.
According to the state police command’s spokesperson, SP Mohammed Haruna, nine of the trapped persons have been rescued and taken to hospital while effort was on to get the remaining two out of the rubbles. He said the trapped workers included foreign masons from the Republic of Togo.
“A three storey building belonging to one Mr Avoyi Collins ‘m’ collapsed at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra. Police Patrol rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to steal. So far, nine of them were rescued alive from the collapsed building while efforts are ongoing to rescue two others who are still trapped inside the debris. Meanwhile, the rescued victims were rushed to the Community Health Center, Okpuno for medical attention and investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.