Five Storey Building Collapses in Onitsha, Casualties Rate Unknown

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

Three weeks after a two storey building collapsed at Ochanja Market killing at least five persons, a five storey building  collapsed   yesterday  at Fegge in Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra state.

Sources said the five storey building was under construction when it suddenly collapsed.

Residents of the area said they heard sound of a crack  before the  two storey building collapsed.

It is not clear if there were workers on site, but an eye witness had it that there were human activities under the building two hours before it collapsed.

Secretary of Onitsha South Local Government Area, who spoke through the Transition Committee Chairman Chief Emeka Joseph Orji said: “An emergency rescue team has  already been deployed to carry out preliminary rescue activities with the assistance of security operatives in the area.”

“We urge members of the public not to panic as the Onitsha South local government area is on the top of the moment,” he said.

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