11 Persons Trapped As Building Collapses In Anambra
No less than eleven persons were feared trapped in a building that collapsed at Okpuno, Otolo in the Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State in the early hours of Thursday.
Confirming the incident, Mohammed Haruna, the police spokesperson, said the building belonged to one Collins Avoyi.
Mr Haruna said 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 distress call was received from the vigilance group in Okpuno that a three storey building belonging to one Mr Avoyi Collins 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.