Several feared trapped as two-storey building collapses in Anambra market

Thursday, July 4, 2024
 -A two-storey building under construction at Ekeoyibo market, Amawbia, Awka South local of Anambra state has collapsed. 

 The two storey building, which houses traders and shop owners collapsed this afternoon, July 4th  

 Although, the casualty figure has not been officially ascertained, it was gathered that lives might have been lost in the incident ad many are feared trapped under the rubbles.

 Eyewitnesses said the incident happened at about 12noon, creating panic among some of the traders and residents in the area.

 The eyewitnesses said the two-storey building suddenly crumbled, burying numerous traders beneath the debris.

 One person has been rescued from the rumble and rushed to Amawbia Maternity Home for urgent medical attention.

The spokesman of the Anambra state police command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga,who confirmed the incident said two victims have been rescued and rescue operations are still ongoing.

According to Ikenga,in response to a distress call today 4/7/2024 at about 12:40 pm of a building collapse at Ekeoyibo market, Amawbia, Police Operatives have rescued two victims and taken them to the hospital for medical care.

He said that on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations led operatives at the scene for on-the-spot assessment, the area has been cordoned off and rescue Operations are still ongoing.

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